Neenah, WI asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Wisconsin

Q: My Ex's 17year old son is beating up his 9year old (my son) brother on a regular basis. Could this count as child abuse?

I have made him a counseling apt and was wondering does the counselor have to report this to CPS. I am fine with that happening but my ex is mad.

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Stephen Pleck Johnson

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Yes, the 17 year old is an adult for criminal court and the charge could be disorderly conduct, battery, and felony child abuse.

Your suspicions are correct and it should be reported. If not, who is to protect the 9 year old?

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