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Appendix C
List of Child Endangerment Statutes

RHODE ISLAND

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-9-5 (2003)
Cruelty to or neglect of child

Every person having the custody or control of any child under the age of eighteen (18) years who shall abandon that child, or who shall treat the child with gross or habitual cruelty, or who shall wrongfully cause or permit that child to be an habitual sufferer for want of food, clothing, proper care, or oversight, or who shall use or permit the use of that child for any wanton, cruel, or improper purpose... shall be guilty....