Child Abuse Crimes

Texas Criminal Law

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Child Abuse crimes in Texas are primarily sexual or assaultive type crimes. Some other child abuse crimes do not fall perfectly into those categories and typically concern a failure of an adult to take certain actions for the child in question.

This list also includes “status” offenses, meaning that the prohibited behavior is illegal only because of the age or other status of the individual. For instance, you can be charged with Sexual Assault if you have consensual sex with a child (this is known as Statutory Rape).

What are the child abuse crimes in Texas?

The list below contains each of the Child Abuse offenses in Texas:

*The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held that one subsection of the Online Solicitation of a Minor offense, 33.021(b), as it was written at the time, was unconstitutional.


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