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Appendix C
List of Child Endangerment Statutes

IOWA

Iowa Code § 726.6 (2005)
Child endangerment

A person who is the parent, guardian, or person having custody or control over a child or a minor under the age of eighteen with a mental or physical disability, or a person who is a member of the household in which a child or such a minor resides, commits child endangerment when the person does any of the following: Knowingly acts in a manner that creates a substantial risk to a child or minor's physical, mental or emotional health or safety;  By an intentional act or series of intentional acts, uses unreasonable force, torture or cruelty that results in bodily injury, or that is intended to cause serious injury;  By an intentional act or series of intentional acts, evidences unreasonable force, torture or cruelty which causes substantial mental or emotional harm to a child or minor;   Willfully deprives a child or minor of necessary food, clothing, shelter, health care or supervision appropriate to the child or minor's age, when the person is reasonably able to make the necessary provisions and which deprivation substantially harms the child or minor's physical, mental or emotional health;  Knowingly permits the continuing physical or sexual abuse of a child or minor; or Abandons the child or minor to fend for the child or minor's self, knowing that the child or minor is unable to do so.

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