(1) A person is guilty of abandonment of a minor when, as a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a minor, he deserts the minor in any place under circumstances endangering his life or health and with intent to abandon him.
(2) Abandonment of a minor is a Class D felony.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 530.040

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.

Effective: January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 260, effective January 1, 1975.