Fort Wayne, IN asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Indiana

Q: What is it considered when someone tries to kiss or touch my baby without my consent because they adore babies?

People try to kiss and handle my daughter all the time in public because they love babies and think she’s adorable I ask them to back away and they get really mad with me. If they try to come back anyways I sometimes have to shove them away. What’s the legal standing on people attempting to just “love” on my child? What would be called as well? I’m tired of dealing with it

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You'd have to check with an Indiana attorney on this, as to how the kiss or touch could be defined under state penal codes or civil laws. But your post remains open for four weeks. By textbook definition, one could argue that the conduct amounts to battery, but in terms of viability, it doesn't sound like something a civil litigation attorney would take on as a cause of action. The fact remains that people sometimes tend to do that in shopping malls or public places, believing that they're being friendly. You could consult with an attorney to learn if they see things differently. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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