Child Abuse

In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to willfully or maliciously engage in child abuse by injuring, torturing or maiming a child under eighteen (18) years of age.

Punishment For Child Abuse in Tulsa

Okla. Stat. tit.10 § 7115(A).

Child abuse in Oklahoma is a felony punishable by up to life Department of Corrections, or up to one (1) year in a county jail and/or a fine $500 and $5,000.

Title 10. Children
Chapter 71 – Oklahoma Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention Act
Section 7115 – Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, or Sexual Abuse of Child – Penalties

A. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child abuse shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “child abuse” means the willful or malicious abuse, as defined by paragraph 1 of subsection B of Section 7102 of this title, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another, or the act of willfully or maliciously injuring, torturing or maiming a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another.

 

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