Sec. 133. (a) “Victim of child abuse or neglect”, for purposes of IC 31-32-11-1 and IC 31-33, refers to a child as described in:

(1) IC 31-34-1-1 through IC 31-34-1-5;

(2) IC 31-34-1-10; or

(3) IC 31-34-1-11;

regardless of whether the child needs care, treatment, rehabilitation, or the coercive intervention of a court.

     (b) The term does not include a child who is alleged to be a victim of a sexual offense under IC 35-42-4-3 unless the alleged offense under IC 35-42-4-3 involves the fondling or touching of the buttocks, genitals, or female breasts.

[Pre-1997 Recodification Citation: 31-6-11-2.1(9).]

As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.48-2012, SEC.22; P.L.183-2017, SEC.7; P.L.86-2018, SEC.216.