2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 14:79.1 — Criminal abandonment

SUBPART D.  CRIMINAL ABANDONMENT

§79.1.  Criminal abandonment

A.  Criminal abandonment is the intentional physical abandonment of a minor child under the age of ten years by the child's parent or legal guardian by leaving the minor child unattended and to his own care when the evidence demonstrates that the child's parent or legal guardian did not intend to return to the minor child or provide for adult supervision of the minor child.  

B.  Whoever commits the crime of criminal abandonment shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or be imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.  

Acts 1986, No. 368, §1.  

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