Babysitter Of Isuru: A Case Study

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Summary of Argument The evidence was sufficient for a reasonable jury to find Defendant guilty of endangering a welfare of a child within the meaning of the statute § 273(a) (CPC). The child endangering statute imposes criminal liability on a person who knowingly and willfully permits a child to be endangered while having care or custody of this child. Here, because of the evidence that Defendant was the main caretaker and babysitter of Isuru (the victim), and that she assumed this role willingly, it is sufficient to establish that the victim was in the care or custody of Defendant. In addition, the fact that Defendant did not report the abuse to authorities and did not act in defense of the victim establishes evidence that Defendant willfully

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