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can you call it child abuse if you bruse the butt for a crimial

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can you call it child abuse if you bruse the butt for a crimial matter.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

How old is the child? Please give me details including your state.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the child is 7 and lives in n.c.
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

North Carolina Gen. Stat. § 7B-101 provides that child abuse includes any nonaccidental physical injury to the child.

It is considered child abuse to administer physical punishment on a child that results in marks of any kind. Bruising the child's butt would be considered child abuse. This is especially true given the tender age of the child.
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