Recently, a couple in Baker County was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by 10 years on probation for Aggravated Child Abuse and Child Neglect. The two women beat the boy with a belt, broke his toes, kicked him in the stomach, made him eat shampoo, and many other awful things.
In order to be convicted of Aggravated Child Abuse, the state attorney has to prove that you
1. committed an aggravated battery on a child
2. willfully tortured, maliciously punished, or willfully and unlawfully caged a child
3. knowingly abuse a child and by doing it, you caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child.
If convicted of Aggravated Child Abuse, a first degree felony, the maximum punishment you could receive is 30 years in prison.
If you have any questions about child abuse charges in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.