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A. As used in this section:

1. Aggravated child abuse” occurs when a person:

a. Commits aggravated battery on a child;

b. Willfully tortures, maliciously punishes, or willfully and unlawfully cages a child; or

c. Knowingly or willfully abuses a child and in so doing causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child.

B. Any parent or other person who willfully or maliciously engages in aggravated child abuse commits the criminal offense of aggravated child abuse.

C. Any person convicted of committing the criminal offense of aggravated child abuse shall be guilty of a crime punishable by imprisonment in the Tribal Jail for a term not to exceed three years, or by a fine not to exceed Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00), or by banishment for a period not less than five years nor more than life, or any combination of the above. ONCA 22-33, eff. Apr. 25, 2022.