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Legal Statutes: Minnesota

UPDATED August 15, 2016

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Crimes Against the Administration of Justice

back to top609.507. Falsely reporting child abuse

A person is guilty of a misdemeanor who:

(1) informs another person that a person has committed sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect of a child, as defined in section 626.556, subdivision 2;

(2) knows that the allegation is false or is without reason to believe that the alleged abuser committed the abuse or neglect; and

(3) has the intent that the information influence a child custody hearing.
Laws 1988, c. 662, § 3.