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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 028 : ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 1376)
  • § 1376. Abuse

    (a) A person who engages in conduct with an intent or reckless disregard that the conduct is likely to cause unnecessary harm, unnecessary pain, or unnecessary suffering to a vulnerable adult shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both.

    (b) A person who commits an assault, as defined in section 1023 of this title, with actual or constructive knowledge that the victim is a vulnerable adult, shall be imprisoned for not more than two years or fined not more than $2,000.00, or both.

    (c) A person who commits an aggravated assault as defined in subdivision 1024(a)(1) or (2) of this title with actual or constructive knowledge that the victim is a vulnerable adult shall be imprisoned not more than 20 years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both. (Added 2005, No. 79, § 2.)