Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CHILD NEGLECT - Officially A CRIME In Maryland

BALTIMORE - Child neglect is officially a crime in Maryland.

Under the new law, child neglect is a misdemeanor crime. If convicted, parents or guardians could face up to five years in prison, a fine up to five thousand dollars or both.

Parents or guardians who are not able to properly care for their children because of poverty or homelessness will not be charged.

Last year-- Maryland child protective services says there were nearly 4,150  cases of child neglect.

Source;  http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/baltimore_city/child-neglect-is-now-officially-a-crime-in-maryland

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