2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 568 Offenses Against the Family
Section 568.070 Until December 31, 2016--Unlawful transactions with a child.

MO Rev Stat § 568.070 (2015) What's This?

568.070. 1. A person commits the crime of unlawful transactions with a child if:

(1) Being a pawnbroker, junk dealer, dealer in secondhand goods, or any employee of such person, he with criminal negligence buys or receives any personal property other than agricultural products from an unemancipated minor, unless the child's custodial parent or guardian has consented in writing to the transaction; or

(2) He knowingly permits a minor child to enter or remain in a place where illegal activity in controlled substances, as defined in chapter 195, is maintained or conducted; or

(3) He with criminal negligence sells blasting caps, bulk gunpowder, or explosives to a child under the age of seventeen, or fireworks as defined in section 320.110**, to a child under the age of fourteen, unless the child's custodial parent or guardian has consented in writing to the transaction. Criminal negligence as to the age of the child is not an element of this crime.

2. Unlawful transactions with a child is a class B misdemeanor.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-01-79

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

**Section 320.110 was repealed by S.B. 76, 1985.

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