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How long can someone go to jail for abusing their 19 year old daughter?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on Nov. 26, 2009 in Relationships

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  • what type of abuse
    star_6_1

    Answer by star_6_1 at 10:22 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • depends on the type of abuse
    Domsmom2009

    Answer by Domsmom2009 at 10:38 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • WTF?

    what type of abuse?

    whos doing it? you?

    Why?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • If it's assault/battery you can look that up in the state statutes online. If it's verbal or emotional abuse I'm not sure what to say since it's an adult child which means he/she can move away. Call the domestic violence shelter and ask them. They know your state laws. Domestic violence includes abusing children.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:47 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • Go to your local government's website and search for your local laws. How long the person goes to jail/prison for domestic abuse/battery can depend on the severity of the situation. Also, whether the 19yr old presses charges or not. Being that the child is an adult it is no longer child abuse, but it is domestic abuse. Those charges can vary depend on situation, judge, and what charges are pressed.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:19 PM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • well, if someone is abusing their 19 year old daughter.. i would hope the daughter would just move out!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 AM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • 19 is an adult. If she doesn't like it she can leave.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 AM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • If the abuse started before the child was 18 the parent could still be charged with child abuse.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 1:37 AM on Nov. 27, 2009

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