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Legal Information: Kansas
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)
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