Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2019 Legislative Session

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Statute Number:21-5602
Chapter Title:CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Article Title:CRIMES AFFECTING FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS AND CHILDREN
Tax Type:All
Brief Description:Abuse of a child.
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21-5602.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:
(1) Severity level 5, person felony, except as provided in subsection (b)(2); and
(2) severity level 4, person felony, if the victim is under the age of six years.
(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.
History:L. 2010, ch. 136, 79; L. 2011, ch. 30, 285; L. 2019, ch. 59, 6; July 1.



Date Composed: 10/15/2019 Date Modified: 10/15/2019

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