2014 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 15 - Offenses Against the Family
Part 4 - Children
§ 39-15-414 - Offense of harboring or hiding a runaway child.

TN Code § 39-15-414 (2014) What's This?

(a) A person commits an offense who, with knowledge that a child is a runaway, as defined in ยง 37-1-102(23)(D), harbors or hides the child and:

(1) Fails to notify the child's legal custodian, legal guardian, or law enforcement authorities of the whereabouts of the child within a reasonable amount of time; provided, that no length of time in excess of twenty-four (24) hours shall be considered reasonable;

(2) Conceals the whereabouts of the child; or

(3) Aides the child in escaping from the custody of the child's legal custodian, legal guardian or law enforcement authorities.

(b) A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

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