§ 16-5-102. Exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults, elder persons, and residents; obstruction of investigation.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 16. CRIMES AND OFFENSES

Chapter 5. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

Article 8. PROTECTION OF ELDER PERSONS, DISABLED ADULTS AND LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS

Current through 2019 Chapter 321

§ 16-5-102. Exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults, elder persons, and residents; obstruction of investigation

(a) Any person who knowingly and willfully exploits a disabled adult, elder person, or resident, willfully inflicts physical pain, physical injury, sexual abuse, mental anguish, or unreasonable confinement upon a disabled adult, elder person, or resident, or willfully deprives of essential services a disabled adult, elder person, or resident shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 20 years, a fine of not more than $50,000.00, or both.
(b) Any person who threatens, intimidates, or attempts to intimidate a disabled adult, elder person, or resident who is the subject of a report made pursuant to Chapter 5 of Title 30 or Article 4 of Chapter 8 of Title 31, or any other person cooperating with an investigation conducted pursuant to this Code section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.
(c) Any person who willfully and knowingly obstructs or in any way impedes an investigation conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 of Title 30 or Article 4 of Chapter 8 of Title 31, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.

Cite as OCGA § 16-5-102

History. Added by 2013 Ga. Laws 132, §1-1, eff. 7/1/2013.