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There is no statute of limitations on abuse. It gets harder to prove the longer you wait. If it is physical abuse, it may be "his word against yours" type of case. Sexual is a easier to prove if it is a child - any OBGYN can tell. It really depends on what type of abuse and what evidence you have before you can prove someone guilty of it. * All states have SOL's concerning the time in which someone can be prosecuted for any criminal act, including child abuse, abandonment and/or neglect. In issues such as cited, the law sometimes reads that the SOL begins at the time when the alledged act was discovered. This generally relates to the sexual molestation of a child rather than child abuse and/or neglect. Neverthless, it is the moral duty (in some cases the legal responsiblility also) for anyone who knows of or has legitimate reason to believe a child is being abused to report it to the authorities and be prepared to give testimony in court if it is warranted.

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Many professionals are mandated to report abuse. Physicians are mandatory reporters.

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It is a code that the courts use for child abuse.

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It would depend on who you disclose the information to. You should not tell any one not associated with the case. It is however a requirement to report suspected or confirmed child abuse to CPS. Responsible parties (teachers, RNs, MDs, ect.) are required by law to report suspected child abuse.

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If the abuse is bad enough, the child will be eventually be taken away.

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What has the author Rebecca Harrison written?

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Is it against the law to hit your child on the arm and leave a bruise with a belt?

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Is there bail in a child abuse case?

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The parent wasn't charged. How long with the child abuse case stay with the child?

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Can parents get in trouble for child abuse if it's reported a few years later?

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Does a child have to visit a parent if their is proof of verbal physical and emotion abuse and documentation that abuse has been going on if they are not 16 years old in the state of Georgia?

I would say no. If this is divorce case and the father has court rights you should get a lawyer. I myself would not make my child visit his father if I knew there was abuse going on, no way.

What do parents do when they abuse their child?

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