Exploitation of Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual

Chapter 32 of the Texas Penal Code defines offenses relating to fraud.

“Exploitation of Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual”, as per § 32.53 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes the exploitation of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.

Punishment Range

Third Degree Felony

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for not more than 10 years or less than two years
  • In addition to imprisonment, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000

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