HB 1920 -- Crimes Against Children
Co-Sponsors: Tudor, Blunt, Summers
This bill makes it illegal to knowingly allow another to commit
certain criminal acts against children less than 17 years old,
including sexual offenses and serious physical or emotional
injury. To be convicted, the person must be in a position of
responsibility over the child, have actual knowledge of the
acts, and fail to take action and report the harm to law
The penalty for this crime is equal to that which is charged for
committing the acts, with the limitation that imprisonment not
exceed 15 years.
A belief that more serious harm will result is a defense in
failing to report or stop the criminal acts.
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