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940.295(2)(e) (e) A group home.
940.295(2)(f) (f) A home health agency.
940.295(2)(g) (g) A hospice.
940.295(2)(h) (h) An inpatient health care facility.
940.295(2)(i) (i) A program under s. 51.42 (2).
940.295(2)(j) (j) The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing under s. 115.52 and the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired under s. 115.525.
940.295(2)(k) (k) A state treatment facility.
940.295(2)(L) (L) A treatment facility.
940.295(2)(m) (m) A residential care center for children and youth operated by a child welfare agency licensed under s. 48.60 or an institution operated by a public agency for the care of neglected, dependent, or delinquent children.
940.295(2)(n) (n) Any other health facility or care-related facility or home, whether publicly or privately owned.
940.295(3) (3)Abuse and neglect; penalties.
940.295(3)(a)(a) Any person in charge of or employed in any facility or program under sub. (2) who does any of the following, or who knowingly permits another person to do so, may be penalized under par. (b):
940.295(3)(a)1. 1. Intentionally abuses or intentionally neglects a patient or resident.
940.295(3)(a)2. 2. Recklessly abuses or recklessly neglects a patient or resident.
940.295(3)(a)3. 3. Except as provided in par. (am), abuses, with negligence, or neglects a patient or a resident.
940.295(3)(am) (am) Paragraph (a) 3. does not apply to a health care provider acting in the scope of his or her practice or employment who commits an act or omission of mere inefficiency, unsatisfactory conduct, or failure in good performance as the result of inability, incapacity, inadvertency, ordinary negligence, or good faith error in judgment or discretion.
940.295(3)(b)1g.1g. Any person violating par. (a) 1. or 2. under circumstances that cause death to an individual at risk is guilty of a Class C felony. Any person violating par. (a) 3. under circumstances that cause death to an individual at risk is guilty of a Class D felony.
940.295(3)(b)1m. 1m. Any person violating par. (a) under circumstances that cause great bodily harm to an individual at risk is guilty of a Class E felony.
940.295(3)(b)1r. 1r. Except as provided in subd. 1m., any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class F felony. Any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that are likely to cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class G felony.
940.295(3)(b)2. 2. Any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony. Any person violating par. (a) 1. under circumstances that are likely to cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.295(3)(b)3. 3. Except as provided in subd. 1m., any person violating par. (a) 2. or 3. under circumstances that cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony. Any person violating par. (a) 2. or 3. under circumstances that are likely to cause great bodily harm is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.295(3)(b)4. 4. Any person violating par. (a) 2. or 3. under circumstances that cause or are likely to cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
940.295(3)(b)5. 5. Any person violating par. (a) 1., 2. or 3. under circumstances not causing and not likely to cause bodily harm is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
940.295 Annotation Evidence that residents suffered weight loss and bedsores was sufficient to support the conviction of a nursing home administrator for abuse of residents. State v. Serebin, 119 Wis. 2d 837, 350 N.W.2d 65 (1984).
940.295 Annotation Section 50.135 (1), as incorporated in sub. (1) (i), requires that all of the specifically enumerated facilities must be places licensed or approved by DHFS. A VA hospital is subject to federal regulation but is not licensed or regulated by the state and thus not within the definition of inpatient health care facility. State v. Powers, 2004 WI App 156, 276 Wis. 2d 107, 687 N.W.2d 50, 03-1514.
940.295 Annotation Seeking Justice in Death's Waiting Room: Barriers to Effectively Prosecuting Crime in Long-term Care Facilities. Hanrahan. Wis. Law. Aug. 2004.
940.295 Annotation A Response: Issues Affecting Long-term Care. Purtell. Wis. Law. Oct. 2004.
940.30 940.30 False imprisonment. Whoever intentionally confines or restrains another without the person's consent and with knowledge that he or she has no lawful authority to do so is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.30 History History: 1977 c. 173; 2001 a. 109.
940.30 Annotation False imprisonment is not a lesser included offense of the crime of kidnapping. Geitner v. State, 59 Wis. 2d 128, 207 N.W.2d 837.
940.30 Annotation A victim need only take advantage of reasonable means of escape; a victim need not expose himself or herself or others to danger in attempt to escape. State v. C.V.C. 153 Wis. 2d 145, 450 N.W.2d 463 (Ct. App. 1989).
940.30 Annotation False imprisonment, or confinement, is the intentional, unlawful, and uncontested restraint by one person of the physical liberty of another. State v. Burroughs, 2002 WI App 18, 250 Wis. 2d 180, 640 N.W.2d 190, 01-0738.
940.30 Annotation In the context of false imprisonment, consent means words or overt actions by a person who is competent to give informed consent indicating a freely given agreement to be confined or restrained. Under the circumstances of the case, even if the jury did not believe that the victim said no, a reasonable jury could have determined beyond a reasonable doubt that she did not consent to the restraint. State v. Long, 2009 WI 36, 317 Wis. 2d 92, 765 N.W.2d 557, 07-2307.
940.302 940.302 Human trafficking.
940.302(1)(1) In this section:
940.302(1)(a) (a) "Commercial sex act" means sexual contact for which anything of value is given to, promised, or received, directly or indirectly, by any person.
940.302(1)(b) (b) "Debt bondage" means the condition of a debtor arising from the debtor's pledge of services as a security for debt if the reasonable value of those services is not applied toward repaying the debt or if the length and nature of the services are not defined.
940.302(1)(c) (c) "Services" means activities performed by one individual at the request, under the supervision, or for the benefit of another person.
940.302(1)(d) (d) "Trafficking" means recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining, or attempting to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, or obtain, an individual without consent of the individual.
940.302(2) (2)
940.302(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in s. 948.051, whoever knowingly engages in trafficking is guilty of a Class D felony if all of the following apply:
940.302(2)(a)1. 1. One of the following applies:
940.302(2)(a)1.a. a. The trafficking is for the purposes of labor or services.
940.302(2)(a)1.b. b. The trafficking is for the purposes of a commercial sex act.
940.302(2)(a)2. 2. The trafficking is done by any of the following:
940.302(2)(a)2.a. a. Causing or threatening to cause bodily harm to any individual.
940.302(2)(a)2.b. b. Causing or threatening to cause financial harm to any individual.
940.302(2)(a)2.c. c. Restraining or threatening to restrain any individual.
940.302(2)(a)2.d. d. Violating or threatening to violate a law.
940.302(2)(a)2.e. e. Destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, or possessing, or threatening to destroy, conceal, remove, confiscate, or possess, any actual or purported passport or any other actual or purported official identification document of any individual.
940.302(2)(a)2.f. f. Extortion.
940.302(2)(a)2.g. g. Fraud or deception.
940.302(2)(a)2.h. h. Debt bondage.
940.302(2)(a)2.i. i. Controlling any individual's access to an addictive controlled substance.
940.302(2)(a)2.j. j. Using any scheme or pattern to cause an individual to believe that any individual would suffer bodily harm, financial harm, restraint, or other harm.
940.302(2)(b) (b) Whoever benefits in any manner from a violation of par. (a) is guilty of a Class D felony if the person knows that the benefits come from an act described in par. (a).
940.302(3) (3) Any person who incurs an injury or death as a result of a violation of sub. (2) may bring a civil action against the person who committed the violation. In addition to actual damages, the court may award punitive damages to the injured party, not to exceed treble the amount of actual damages incurred, and reasonable attorney fees.
940.302 History History: 2007 a. 116.
940.302 Annotation Halting Modern Slavery in the Midwest: The Potential of Wisconsin Act 116 to Improve the State and Federal Response to Human Trafficking. Ozalp. 2009 WLR 1391.
940.305 940.305 Taking hostages.
940.305(1)(1) Except as provided in sub. (2), whoever by force or threat of imminent force seizes, confines or restrains a person without the person's consent and with the intent to use the person as a hostage in order to influence a person to perform or not to perform some action demanded by the actor is guilty of a Class B felony.
940.305(2) (2) Whoever commits a violation specified under sub. (1) is guilty of a Class C felony if, before the time of the actor's arrest, each person who is held as a hostage is released without bodily harm.
940.305 History History: 1979 c. 118; 1993 a. 194; 2001 a. 109.
940.305 AnnotationThe constitutionality of s. 940.305 is upheld. State v. Bertrand, 162 Wis. 2d 411, 469 N.W.2d 873 (Ct. App. 1991).
940.31 940.31 Kidnapping.
940.31(1)(1) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class C felony:
940.31(1)(a) (a) By force or threat of imminent force carries another from one place to another without his or her consent and with intent to cause him or her to be secretly confined or imprisoned or to be carried out of this state or to be held to service against his or her will; or
940.31(1)(b) (b) By force or threat of imminent force seizes or confines another without his or her consent and with intent to cause him or her to be secretly confined or imprisoned or to be carried out of this state or to be held to service against his or her will; or
940.31(1)(c) (c) By deceit induces another to go from one place to another with intent to cause him or her to be secretly confined or imprisoned or to be carried out of this state or to be held to service against his or her will.
940.31(2) (2)
940.31(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), whoever violates sub. (1) with intent to cause another to transfer property in order to obtain the release of the victim is guilty of a Class B felony.
940.31(2)(b) (b) Whoever violates sub. (1) with intent to cause another to transfer property in order to obtain the release of the victim is guilty of a Class C felony if the victim is released without permanent physical injury prior to the time the first witness is sworn at the trial.
940.31 History History: 1977 c. 173; 1993 a. 194, 486; 2001 a. 109.
940.31 Annotation A conviction under sub. (1) (c) does not require proof of express or implied misrepresentations. State v. Dalton, 98 Wis. 2d 725, 298 N.W.2d 398 (Ct. App. 1980).
940.31 Annotation "Service," as used in this section includes acts done at the command of another and clearly embraces sexual acts performed at the command of another. State v. Clement, 153 Wis. 2d 287, 450 N.W.2d 789 (Ct. App. 1989).
940.31 Annotation Parental immunity does not extend to an agent acting for the parent. State v. Simplot, 180 Wis. 2d 383, 509 N.W.2d 338 (Ct. App. 1993).
940.31 Annotation Forced movement of a person from one part of a building to another satisfies the "carries another from one place to another" element of sub. (1) (a). State v. Wagner, 191 Wis. 2d 322, 528 N.W.2d 85 (Ct. App. 1995).
940.31 Annotation Confinement is the intentional, unlawful, and uncontested restraint by one person of the physical liberty of another. State v. Burroughs, 2002 WI App 18, 250 Wis. 2d 180, 640 N.W.2d 190, 01-0738.
940.31 Annotation Sub. (2) (b) allows for a lesser degree of kidnapping if two additional elements are present: 1) the victim is released prior to the first witness testimony, and 2) there is no permanent physical injury to the victim. Once there is some evidence of the mitigating factor of no permanent injury, the burden is on the state to prove the absence of that factor and a court accepting a guilty plea to a charged kidnapping offense under sub. (2) (a) should ascertain a factual basis for excluding the lesser-related offense under sub. (2) (b). State v. Ravesteijn, 2006 WI App 250, 297 Wis. 2d 663, 727 N.W.2d 53, 05-1955.
940.32 940.32 Stalking.
940.32(1)(1) In this section:
940.32(1)(a) (a) "Course of conduct" means a series of 2 or more acts carried out over time, however short or long, that show a continuity of purpose, including any of the following:
940.32(1)(a)1. 1. Maintaining a visual or physical proximity to the victim.
940.32(1)(a)2. 2. Approaching or confronting the victim.
940.32(1)(a)3. 3. Appearing at the victim's workplace or contacting the victim's employer or coworkers.
940.32(1)(a)4. 4. Appearing at the victim's home or contacting the victim's neighbors.
940.32(1)(a)5. 5. Entering property owned, leased, or occupied by the victim.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)