2014 New York Laws
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES
Title H - OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON INVOLVING PHYSICAL INJURY, SEXUAL CONDUCT, RESTRAINT AND INTIMIDATION
Article 120 - (120.00 - 120.70) ASSAULT AND RELATED OFFENSES
120.02 - Reckless assault of a child.
120.02 Reckless assault of a child.
1. A person is guilty of reckless assault of a child when, being eighteen years of age or more, such person recklessly causes serious physical injury to the brain of a child less than five years old by shaking the child, or by slamming or throwing the child so as to impact the child's head on a hard surface or object.
2. For purposes of subdivision one of this section, the following shall constitute "serious physical injury":
a. "serious physical injury" as defined in subdivision ten of section 10.00 of this chapter; or
b. extreme rotational cranial acceleration and deceleration and one or more of the following: (i) subdural hemorrhaging; (ii) intracranial hemorrhaging; or (iii) retinal hemorrhaging.
Reckless assault of a child is a class D felony.
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