46.3805 Abandonment of child.

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(a) A person commits the crime of abandonment of a child if, as a parent, guardian, or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than 8 years old, he leaves the child in any place with purpose wholly to abandon it, under circumstances which may result in serious physical injury, illness or death.

(b) Abandonment of a child is a class D felony.

History:1979, PL I6-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 568.030, 15 ASC 1022, 21 ASC 2901— 2914.