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The DC Code: § 22-933 Criminal Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

A person is guilty of criminal abuse of a vulnerable adult if that person intentionally or knowingly:

1
Inflicts or threatens to inflict physical pain or injury by hitting, slapping, kicking, pinching, biting, pulling hair or other corporal means;
2
Uses repeated or malicious oral or written statements that would be considered by a reasonable person to be harassing or threatening; or
3
Imposes unreasonable confinement or involuntary seclusion, including but not limited to, the forced separation from other persons against his or her will or the directions of any legal representative.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 13-301, see notes following § 22-931. DC CODE § 22-933 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 8, 2001, D.C. Law 13-301, § 203, 47 DCR 7039.)