2011 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 948. Crimes against children.
948.04 Causing mental harm to a child.


948.04 Causing mental harm to a child.


(1) Whoever is exercising temporary or permanent control of a child and causes mental harm to that child by conduct which demonstrates substantial disregard for the mental well-being of the child is guilty of a Class F felony.


(2) A person responsible for the child's welfare is guilty of a Class F felony if that person has knowledge that another person has caused, is causing or will cause mental harm to that child, is physically and emotionally capable of taking action which will prevent the harm, fails to take that action and the failure to act exposes the child to an unreasonable risk of mental harm by the other person or facilitates the mental harm to the child that is caused by the other person.

948.04 - ANNOT.

History: 1987 a. 332; 2001 a. 109.

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