(a) A mom or dad, guardian, or other person supervising the welfare of or having immediate fee or custody of a child under the associated with 18 does the offense of cruelty to kids in the initial degree when ever such person willfully deprives the child of necessary sustenance to the extent that the child's health or well-being can be jeopardized.
(b) Any person does the crime of cruelty to children in the 1st degree once such person maliciously triggers a child under the age of 18 cruel or excessive physical or mental pain.
(c) Any person commits the criminal offense of cruelty to kids in the second degree once such person with criminal negligence causes a child beneath the age of 18 cruel or excessive physical or mental pain.
(d) Any person commits the criminal offense of rudeness to children in the third degree when ever:
(1) Such person, who is the principal aggressor, deliberately allows a young child under the regarding 18 to witness the commission of your forcible criminal offence, battery, or family physical violence battery; or perhaps (2) This sort of person, who is the primary attentatmand, having knowledge that a child within the age of 18 is present and sees or hears the act, commits a forcible felony, battery pack, or family violence battery pack. (e)(1) A person convicted of the offense of cruelty to kids in the 1st degree as provided in this Code section will probably be punished by imprisonment for not less than five nor much more than 20 years.
(2) A person convicted in the offense of cruelty to children in the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not below one nor more than ten years.
(3) A person convicted with the offense of cruelty to children in the third level shall be punished as for a misdemeanor after the first or second conviction. Upon conviction of a third or perhaps subsequent offense of cruelty to children in the third degree, the defendant shall be guilty of a felony and shall be sentenced to a excellent not less than $1, 000. 00 nor more than $5, 1000. 00 or perhaps imprisonment for not less than one full year nor...