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November 15, 2023

What is the legal definition of abuse in Kansas?

This section defines domestic abuse 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 (imminent) 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)

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