2012 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 11 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 11-5 - Assaults
Chapter 11-5-14.2 - Battery by an adult upon child ten (10) years of age or younger causing serious bodily injury.


RI Gen L § 11-5-14.2 (2012) What's This?

§ 11-5-14.2 Battery by an adult upon child ten (10) years of age or younger causing serious bodily injury. – (a) Any person eighteen (18) years of age or older who shall commit a battery upon a child ten (10) years of age or younger, causing serious bodily injury, shall be deemed to have committed a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years but not more than twenty (20) years and a fine of not less than five thousand ($5,000) dollars nor more than twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars.

(b) "Serious bodily injury" means physical injury that:

(1) Creates a substantial risk of death;

(2) Causes protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily part, member or organ; or

(3) Causes serious permanent disfigurement.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 90, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 109, § 1.)

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