Md. high court: Intent, reckless disregard needed to prove mental child abuse (access required)

Parents cannot be found liable for mentally abusing their child — nor be placed on the state’s central registry of child abusers — unless they intended harm or acted in reckless disregard for their youngster’s welfare, Maryland’s top court has ruled. In its 5-2 decision, the Court of Appeals on Tuesday extended to mental abuse of ...

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