I’m doing some writing and I need to determine whether there’s been any prosecutions in the United States for adultery in the last 20 years or so.
Not in terms of divorce. In my state - according to my divorce attorney - being caught in adultery simply means that the adulterer essentially loses custody, property and such. At least the judge can rule so and it’s used by attorneys locally to pursue an advantageous approach to divorce complaints.
But actual, honest-to-God criminal prosecutions for adultery. Not bigamy, which can be seen as a form of fraud, but adultery. A married person having sexy times with someone not their spouse. Is it criminal in any state? Was it? If so, is there anywhere it’s still prosecuted?
Inquiring minds want to know.