2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30: Criminal Offenses
Article 6: Crimes Against Children and Dependents, 30-6-1 through 30-6-4
Section 30-6-4: Obstruction of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect.


NM Stat § 30-6-4 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

30-6-4. Obstruction of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect.

Obstruction of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect consists of:

A. knowingly inhibiting, preventing, obstructing or intimidating another from reporting, pursuant to Section 32-1-15 NMSA 1978, child abuse or neglect, including child sexual abuse; or

B. knowingly obstructing, delaying, interfering with or denying access to a law enforcement officer or child protective services social worker in the investigation of a report of child abuse or sexual abuse.

Whoever commits obstruction of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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