WVC 61 - 6 - 25
§61-6-25. Falsely reporting child abuse.
(a)Any person who knowingly and intentionally reports or
causes to be reported to a law enforcement officer, child
protective service worker or judicial officer that another has
committed child sexual abuse, child abuse or neglect as such are
defined in section three, article one, chapter forty-nine of this
code who when doing so knows or has reason to know such accusation
is false and who does it with the intent to influence a child
custody decision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon
conviction, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars,
sentenced to not more than sixty hours of court-approved community
service, or both.
(b) In addition to any other sanctions imposed by the
provisions of this section, any person convicted of a violation of
this section shall be required to attend and complete a
court-approved parenting class.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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