It is child abuse
, which is a misdemeanor
under WV Code 61-8D-3, punishable by up to a year in jail if there is no serious injury, but if there is serious injury it is a felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison. Corporal punishment
, spanking, is allowed in WV, but if there is ANY physical injury, it is child abuse and will be prosecuted.
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