18 U.S. Code § 2258 - Failure to report child abuse
A person who, while engaged in a professional capacity or activity described in subsection (b) ofsection 226 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 on Federal land or in a federally operated (or contracted) facility, learns of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, as defined in subsection (c) of that section, and fails to make a timely report as required by subsection (a) of that section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 1 year or both.
Source(Added Pub. L. 101–647, title II, § 226(g)(1),Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4808; amended Pub. L. 109–248, title II, § 209,July 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 615.)
References in Text
Section 226 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, referred to in text, is classified to section 13031 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
2006—Pub. L. 109–248substituted “fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 1 year or both” for “guilty of a Class B misdemeanor”.
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