Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - Oregon

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Failure to Report

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 419B.010(3)

A person who violates the reporting laws commits a class A violation. Prosecution under this law shall be commenced at any time within 18 months after the commission of the offense.

False Reporting

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 419B.016

A person commits the offense of making a false report of child abuse if, with the intent to influence a custody, parenting time, visitation, or child support decision, the person:

  • Makes a false report of child abuse to the Department of Human Services or a law enforcement agency, knowing that the report is false
  • Makes a false report of child abuse to a public or private official knowing that the report is false and with the intent that the public or private official make a report of child abuse to the department or a law enforcement agency

Making a false report of child abuse is a class A violation.