Endangering welfare of children - 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 4304

     § 4304.  Endangering welfare of children.
        (a)  Offense defined.--
            (1)  A parent, guardian or other person supervising the
        welfare of a child under 18 years of age, or a person that
        employs or supervises such a person, commits an offense if he
        knowingly endangers the welfare of the child by violating a
        duty of care, protection or support.
            (2)  A person commits an offense if the person, in an
        official capacity, prevents or interferes with the making of
        a report of suspected child abuse under 23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 63
        (relating to child protective services).
            (3)  As used in this subsection, the term "person
        supervising the welfare of a child" means a person other than
        a parent or guardian that provides care, education, training
        or control of a child.
        (b)  Grading.--An offense under this section constitutes a
     misdemeanor of the first degree. However, where there is a
     course of conduct of endangering the welfare of a child, the
     offense constitutes a felony of the third degree.
     (Dec. 19, 1988, P.L.1275, No.158, eff. 60 days; July 6, 1995,
     P.L.251, No.31, eff. 60 days; Nov. 29, 2006, P.L.1581, No.179,
     eff. 60 days)

        2006 Amendment.  Act 179 amended subsec. (a).
        Cross References.  Section 4304 is referred to in section
     3304 of Title 5 (Athletics and Sports); section 2106 of Title 20
     (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries); sections 5303, 6340, 6344
     of Title 23 (Domestic Relations); sections 5552, 9718.1 of Title
     42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).
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