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Legal Statutes: Kansas

UPDATED September 26, 2017

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Article 56. Crimes Affecting Family Relationships and Children

back to top21-5602. Abuse of a child

(a) Abuse of a child is knowingly:

(1) Torturing or cruelly beating any child under the age of 18 years;

(2) shaking any child under the age of 18 years which results in great bodily harm to the child; or

(3) inflicting cruel and inhuman corporal punishment upon any child under the age of 18 years.

(b) Abuse of a child is a severity level 5, person felony.

(c) A person who violates the provisions of this section may also be prosecuted for, convicted of, and punished for any form of battery or homicide.
Laws 2010, ch. 136, § 79, eff. July 1, 2011; Laws 2011, ch. 30, § 285, eff. July 1, 2011.