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Legal Statutes: Guam

UPDATED July 30, 2014

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Chapter 31. Offenses Against the Family

back to top31.30. Child Abuse; Defined & Punished

(a) A person is guilty of child abuse when:

(1) he subjects a child to cruel mistreatment; or

(2) having a child in his care or custody or under his control, he:
(A) deserts that child with intent to abandon him;
(B) subjects that child to cruel mistreatment; or
(C) unreasonably causes or permits the physical or, emotional health of that child to be endangered.

(b) Child abuse is a felony of the third degree when it is committed under circumstances likely to result in death or serious bodily injury. Otherwise, it is a misdemeanor.

M.P.C. § 230.4; *Cal. § 980 (1971); Mass. ch. 273, §§ 1, 4; N.J. § 2C:24-4. Current through P.L. 29-112 (2008).