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Appendix C
List of Child Endangerment Statutes


W. Va. Code § 61-8D-3 (2003)
Child abuse resulting in injury; child abuse or neglect creating risk of injury; criminal penalties

Any person who abuses a child and by the abuse creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or of death to the child is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than three thousand dollars and confined to the custody of the division of corrections for not less than one nor more than five years.