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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 364
Cruelty to children under 16
364 Cruelty to children under 16
(1) A person who, having the lawful care or charge of a child under 16 years,
causes harm to the child by any prescribed conduct that the person knew or
ought reasonably to have known would be likely to cause harm to the child
commits a crime.
Maximum penalty—7 years imprisonment.
(2) In this section—
"harm" , to a child, means any detrimental effect of a significant nature on
the child’s physical, psychological or emotional wellbeing, whether
temporary or permanent.
"prescribed conduct" means—
(a) failing to provide the child with adequate
food, clothing, medical treatment, accommodation or care when it is available
to the person from his or her own resources; or
(b) failing to take all
lawful steps to obtain adequate food, clothing, medical treatment,
accommodation or care when it is not available to the person from his or her
own resources; or
(c) deserting the child; or
(d) leaving the child without
means of support.
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