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Attorneys: Mandatory reporting statute vague

Across Western Kentucky, failure to report child abuse, neglect or dependency remains a rare charge. It’s so uncommon that the standard reference for jury instructions doesn’t include an entry for it. In early 2015, Bobbie Flood pleaded guilty to the charge, admitting she did not alert authorities about abuse perpetrated by her husband against a child. She was sentenced to seven days in jail, and no one has been convicted of the charge in McCracken County since.

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