Child Neglect

In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to willfully or maliciously engage in child neglect of a child under eighteen (18) years of age.

Punishment for Crime Child Neglect in Tulsa

Okla. Stat. tit.10 § 7115(C).

Child neglect in Oklahoma is punishable by up to life imprisonment in the Department of Corrections, or up to one (1) year imprisonment in a county jail, and/or by a fine of $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

C. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child neglect shall, upon conviction, be punished 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 neglect” means the willful or malicious neglect, as defined by paragraph 3 of subsection B of section 7102 of this title, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another.


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