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Connecticut General Statutes 53-21 - Injury or risk of injury to, or impairing morals of, children. Sale of children

Connecticut General Statutes > Title 53 > Chapter 939 > 53-21


Current as of: 2013

(a) Any person who (1) wilfully or unlawfully causes or permits any child under the age of sixteen years to be placed in such a situation that the life or limb of such child is endangered, the health of such child is likely to be injured or the morals of such child are likely to be impaired, or does any act likely to impair the health or morals of any such child, or (2) has contact with the intimate parts, as defined in section 53a-65, of a child under the age of sixteen years or subjects a child under sixteen years of age to contact with the intimate parts of such person, in a sexual and indecent manner likely to impair the health or morals of such child, or (3) permanently transfers the legal or physical custody of a child under the age of sixteen years to another person for money or other valuable consideration or acquires or receives the legal or physical custody of a child under the age of sixteen years from another person upon payment of money or other valuable consideration to such other person or a third person, except in connection with an adoption proceeding that complies with the provisions of chapter 803, shall be guilty of a class C felony for a violation of subdivision (1) or (3) of this subsection and a class B felony for a violation of subdivision (2) of this subsection, except that, if the violation is of subdivision (2) of this subsection and the victim of the offense is under thirteen years of age, such person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of which five years of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court.

(b) The act of a parent or agent leaving an infant thirty days or younger with a designated employee pursuant to section 17a-58 shall not constitute a violation of this section.

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Comments (6)add comment
crystal: ...
Is risk of injury to a minor a felony??
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November 03, 2012
bjn: ...
It says in there,if you read it, that it is a felony....
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November 07, 2012
allie: ...
my daughters father got charged with risk of injury to a minor he is already a felon. Im wondering what that plays for him we seperated i have custody of the said child but is there a way to make sure that i keep her
3

February 22, 2013
Brenda Plourde: ...
Does a person who is a registered sex offender (charge 53-21 (2) ) have the right to be around his minor child or any other minor child?? If they do not have the right to be around such minor child what can be done about it so that he is not around his minor child..
4

June 20, 2013
Linton Calvert: ...
A Barber who is convicted of Child Molestation allowed to be around and cut a Child's hair?
5

July 17, 2013
Andrzej: ...
Does presence of a person 3 months short of 18 years old at a party where some guests smoke marijuana constitute risk of injury to a minor?
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December 31, 2013

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