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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 568

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  568.032.  Abandonment of a child, second degree — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of abandonment of a child in the second degree if, as a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than eight years of age, he or she leaves the child in any place with purpose wholly to abandon the child, under circumstances which are likely to result in serious physical injury or death.

  2.  The offense of abandonment of a child in the second degree is a class D felony, unless the child suffers serious physical injury, in which case it is a class B felony.  It is a class A felony if the child dies.

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(L. 1995 H.B. 160, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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