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Appendix C
List of Child Endangerment Statutes


Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-15-401 (2003)
Child abuse and neglect

Any person who knowingly, other than by accidental means, treats a child under eighteen (18) years of age in such a manner as to inflict injury or neglects such a child so as to adversely affect the child's health and welfare commits a Class A misdemeanor; provided, however, that if the abused or neglected child is six (6) years of age or less, the penalty is a Class D felony.