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Legal Statutes: Indiana

UPDATED August 2, 2016

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Chapter 3. Termination of Parent-Child Relationship with Individual Convicted of Criminal Offense

back to top31-35-3-4 Petition; conviction of certain offenses

Sec. 4. If:

(1) an individual is convicted of the offense of:

(A) murder (IC 35-42-1-1);

(B) causing suicide (IC 35-42-1-2);

(C) voluntary manslaughter (IC 35-42-1-3);

(D) involuntary manslaughter (IC 35-42-1-4);

(E) rape (IC 35-42-4-1);

(F) criminal deviate conduct (IC 35-42-4-2) (repealed);

(G) child molesting (IC 35-42-4-3);

(H) child exploitation (IC 35-42-4-4);

(I) sexual misconduct with a minor (IC 35-42-4-9); or

(J) incest (IC 35-46-1-3); and

(2) the victim of the offense:

(A) was less than sixteen (16) years of age at the time of the offense; and

(B) is:

(i) the individual's biological or adoptive child; or

(ii) the child of a spouse of the individual who has committed the offense;the attorney for the department, the child's guardian ad litem, or the court appointed special advocate may file a petition with the juvenile or probate court to terminate the parent-child relationship of the individual who has committed the offense with the victim of the offense, the victim's siblings, or any biological or adoptive child of that individual.

As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.145-2006, SEC.329; P.L.146-2008, SEC.618; P.L.158-2013, SEC.325, eff. July 1, 2014; P.L.214-2013, SEC.27, eff. July 1, 2014.