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A.?Any person fourteen years of age or older who makes or causes to be made a report of child abuse or neglect pursuant to this chapter that he knows to be false shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. ?Any person fourteen years of age or older who has been previously convicted under this subsection and who is subsequently convicted under this subsection shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.
B.?The child-protective services records regarding the person who was alleged to have committed abuse or neglect that result from a report for which a conviction is obtained under this section shall be purged immediately by any custodian of such records upon presentation to the custodian of a certified copy of such conviction. ?After purging the records, the custodian shall notify the person in writing that such records have been purged.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Virginia Code Title 63.2. Welfare (Social Services) § 63.2-1513. Knowingly making false reports; penalties - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/va/title-63-2-welfare-social-services/va-code-sect-63-2-1513.html
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