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Is the individual being abused a child, incompetent or elderly? Yes, It is a crime

Is the individual being abused a competent adult? No abuse (thou I would recommend a mental evaluation if such abuse is being allowed)

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Yes, you probably can't have someone arrested for it but would be referred to as emotional and verbal abuse. Neglect is also a form of abuse

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