Bell Gardens, CA asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: How can a mother be charged with enabling child sexual abuse when she called the police immediately upon discovery.

And what can be done to rectify this situation.

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Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud

A: Okla. Stat. Tit. 21 s 843.5(G) says:

"enabling child sexual abuse" means the causing, procuring or permitting of a willful or malicious act of child sexual abuse, which includes but is not limited to rape, incest, and lewd or indecent acts or proposals, of a child under the age of eighteen (18) by another. As used in this subsection, "permit" means to authorize or allow for the care of a child by an individual when the person authorizing or allowing such care knows or reasonably should know that the child will be placed at risk of sexual abuse as proscribed by this subsection.

Since I don't know the specific facts of your situation, I can't say whether you are guilty of enabling child sexual abuse.

As for what can be done to rectify this situation, you need a good criminal defense attorney who can argue that what you did does no meet the definition of "enabling child sexual abuse" under the law.

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