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10.54.P.1 Reporting Child Abuse / Child Protection
Abuse means the infliction or allowing of physical injury, impairment of bodily function, or disfigurement, or the infliction of or allowing another person to cause serious emotional damage as evidenced by severe anxiety, depression, withdrawal, or untoward aggressive behavior, and which emotional damage is diagnosed by a medical doctor or psychologist pursuant to A.R.S. 8-821, and which is caused by the acts or omissions of an individual having care, custody, and control of a child.  Abuse shall include inflicting or allowing sexual abuse pursuant to A.R.S. 13-1404, sexual conduct with a minor pursuant to A.R.S. 13-1405, sexual assault pursuant to A.R.S. 13-1406, molestation of a child pursuant to A.R.S. 13-1410, commercial sexual exploitation of a minor pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3552, sexual exploitation of a minor pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3553, incest pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3608, or child prostitution pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3212.

Child, youth, or juvenile means an individual who is under the age of eighteen (18) years.

Abuses classified by statute as "reportable offenses" are:
  • Indecent exposure  [A.R.S. 13-1402]
  • Public sexual indecency  [A.R.S. 13-1403]
  • Sexual abuse  [A.R.S. 13-1404]
  • Sexual conduct with a minor  [A.R.S. 13-1405]
  • Sexual assault  [A.R.S. 13-1406]
  • Molestation of a child  [A.R.S. 13-1410]
  • Furnishing items that are harmful to a minor via the internet  [A.R.S. 13-3506.01]
  • Surreptitious photographing, videotaping, filming, or digitally recording of a minor  [A.R.S. 13-3019]
  • Incest  [A.R.S. 13-3608]
  • Child sex trafficking  [A.R.S. 13-3212]
  • Commercial sexual exploitation of a minor  [A.R.S. 13-3552]
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor (concerning visual depiction of a minor engaged in exploitive exhibition or other sexual conduct)  [A.R.S. 13-3553]
  • Luring a minor for sexual exploitation  [A.R.S. 13-3554]
  • Admitting a minor to public displays of sexual conduct  [A.R.S. 13-3558]