Reckless Endangerment to a Child

The Massachusetts crime of Reckless Endangerment to a Child provides for punishment for those who wantonly or recklessly engage in conduct that creates a substantial risk of bodily injury or sexual abuse to a child; or who recklessly fail to take reasonable steps to alleviate such risks where there is a duty to act.

In Massachusetts, a conviction for the crime of Reckless Endangerment to a Child can lead to imprisonment in the House of Corrections for up to 2.5 years.

In determining what conduct is considered to be wanton or reckless for purposes of this crime, Massachusetts law states that wanton or reckless conduct occurs when a person is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that his acts, or omissions if there is a duty to act, would result in serious bodily injury or sexual abuse to the child. The degree of risk, however, must be such that disregard of the risk constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would otherwise employ in a similar situation.

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