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Legal Information: Kansas

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Updated: 
April 8, 2020

What is the legal definition of abuse in Kansas?

This section defines abuse (domestic violence) for the purposes of getting a protection from abuse order.  ”Abuse” means any of these acts against an intimate partner or household member:

  • Causing bodily injury or attempting to cause bodily injury;
  • Physically threatening someone with immediate bodily injury;
  • Engaging in any sexual contact or attempting to do so without consent or when the victim is incapable of giving consent; or
  • Engaging in sexual intercourse or sexual contact with a minor under 16 years of age who is not the spouse of the offender.1

1 Kan. Stat. § 60-3102(a)