Section 26-15-3

Torture, willful abuse, etc., of child under 18 years of age by responsible person.

A responsible person, as defined in Section 26-15-2, who shall torture, willfully abuse, cruelly beat, or otherwise willfully maltreat any child under the age of 18 years shall, on conviction, be guilty of a Class C felony.

(Acts 1977, No. 502, p. 658, §3; Act 2006-531, p. 1224, §1.)