Section 26-15-3.1

Aggravated child abuse.

(a)(1) A responsible person, as defined in Section 26-15-2, commits the crime of aggravated child abuse if he or she does any of the following:

a. He or she violates the provisions of Section 26-15-3 by acts taking place on more than one occasion.

b. He or she violates Section 26-15-3 and in so doing also violates a court order concerning the parties or injunction.

c. He or she violates the provisions of Section 26-15-3 which causes serious physical injury, as defined in Section 13A-1-2, to the child.

(2) The crime of aggravated child abuse is a Class B felony.

(b)(1) A responsible person, as defined in Section 26-15-2, commits the crime of aggravated child abuse of a child under the age of six if he or she does any of the following to a child under the age of six years:

a. He or she violates the provisions of Section 26-15-3 by acts taking place on more than two occasions.

b. He or she violates Section 26-15-3 and in so doing also violates a court order concerning the parties or injunction.

c. He or she violates the provisions of Section 26-15-3 which causes serious physical injury, as defined in Section 13A-1-2, to the child.

(2) The crime of aggravated child abuse of a child under the age of six is a Class A felony.

(Act 2001-371, p. 477, §1; Act 2002-403, p. 1015, §1; Act 2016-43, §1.)