1. A child taken into the custody of the state shall not be reunited with a parent
or placed in a home in which the parent or any person residing in the home has been
found guilty of any of the following offenses when a child was the victim:
2. For all other violations of offenses in chapters 566 and 568 not specifically listed
in subsection 1 of this section or for a violation of an offense committed in another
state when a child is the victim that would be a violation of chapter 566 or 568,
if committed in Missouri, the division may exercise its discretion regarding the placement
of a child taken into the custody of the state in which a parent or any person residing
in the home has been found guilty of any such offense.
3. In any case where the children's division determines based on a substantiated report
of child abuse that a child has abused another child, the abusing child shall be prohibited
from returning to or residing in any residence, facility, or school within one thousand
feet of the residence of the abused child or any child care facility or school that
the abused child attends, unless and until a court of competent jurisdiction determines
that the alleged abuse did not occur or the abused child reaches the age of eighteen,
whichever earlier occurs. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply when the abusing child and the
abused child are siblings or children living in the same home.
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