CHILD ABUSE OR VULNERABLE ADULT ABUSE § 13-3623

Any person who abuses a child or vulnerable adult, under circumstances likely to cause death or serious physical injury, and causes them to suffer physical injury or causes them to be placed in a dangerous situation, may be found guilty of the following offense:

If done intentionally or knowingly, a Class 2 Felony. If the victim is under age 15 the offense is punishable as a Dangerous Crime Against Children;

If done recklessly, a Class 3 Felony;

If done with criminal negligence, a Class 4 Felony.

If the circumstances of the abuse are not likely to cause death or other serious physical injury the offense is classified as follows:

If done intentionally or knowingly, a Class 4 Felony;

If done recklessly, a Class 5 Felony;

If done with criminal negligence, a Class 6 Felony.

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