Child Abuse is charged in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Denver County when a person harms a child or puts them in a potentially dangerous situation. A man was recently exonerated of these charges after children had accused him of peeing on them. According to the report, the children had reported that the man was yelling racial slurs and then peed on them. Through interviews with the children, it was discovered that the kids had made up the story to try and get in trouble. In fact, the children actually peed on each other to make the story more believable. Luckily, the kiddos came clean and the man avoided having to defend his innocence through the court system.
Child Abuse Attorney in Denver: Definition of Child Abuse in Douglas County
The Denver and Douglas County, Colorado law definition of Child Abuse – C.R.S. 18-6-401 – is:
A person commits child abuse if such person causes an injury to a child's life or health, or permits a child to be unreasonably placed in a situation that poses a threat of injury to the child's life or health, or engages in a continued pattern of conduct that results in malnourishment, lack of proper medical care, cruel punishment, mistreatment, or an accumulation of injuries that ultimately results in the death of a child or serious bodily injury to a child.
The man would have been facing these charges for mistreating the children, had they not admitted their lies.
Sentence for Child Abuse in Adams and Jefferson County
In Jefferson and Adams County, this crime is a misdemeanor or felony depending on the intent and level of injury sustained:
Child Abuse Crime Classifications and ChargesActing knowingly or recklessly resulting in death to the child
Class 2 felonyActing with criminal negligence resulting in death to the child
Class 3 felonyActing knowingly or recklessly with serious bodily injury
Class 4 felonyActing knowingly or recklessly with an injury other than serious bodily injury
Class 1 misdemeanorActing with criminal negligence with any injury other than serious bodily injury
Class 2 misdemeanorActing knowingly or recklessly with no injury
Class 2 misdemeanorActing with criminal negligence with no injury
Class 3 misdemeanor
Because peeing on someone generally takes effort, the man would have likely been charged for acting knowingly, but with no resulting injury – a class 2 misdemeanor.
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