Accused of Child Abuse? Here are the Penalties

February 3, 2014

According to Texas law, child abuse can happen in a number of manners. You could be accused of child abuse if you commit an act that will cause a child physical, mental or emotional harm, or fail to protect him or her from such an act. A number of acts can result in allegations of child abuse, a few of which include:

Those who work in certain occupations must report suspected incidents of child abuse or face severe penalties for withholding information. Teachers, doctors, coaches and daycare workers may subsequently make a report whenever a child shows signs of injury such as bruising or concussions. As a result, you could find yourself the target of an investigation, even if you have done nothing wrong whatsoever.