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(a) Any person eighteen (18) years of age or older who shall commit a battery upon a child ten (10) years of age or younger, causing serious bodily injury, shall be deemed to have committed a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years but not more than twenty (20) years and a fine of not less than five thousand ($5,000) dollars nor more than twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars.
(b)“Serious bodily injury” means physical injury that:
(1) Creates a substantial risk of death;
(2) Causes protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily part, member or organ; or
(3) Causes serious permanent disfigurement.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Rhode Island General Laws Title 11. Criminal Offenses § 11-5-14.2. Battery by an adult upon child ten (10) years of age or younger causing serious bodily injury - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ri/title-11-criminal-offenses/ri-gen-laws-sect-11-5-14-2.html
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