VERBAL ABUSE OF A PERSON ENTRUSTED TO ONE'S CARE - ELEMENTS
No person may be convicted of verbal abuse of a person entrusted to one's care unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:
First, a caretaker;
[Second, verbally abused;
Third, another person who was entrusted to his/her care].
[Second, knowingly caused/permitted another person who was entrusted to his/her care;
Third, to be verbally abused.]
Statutory Authority: 21 O.S. 2011, § 843.2.
For definitions of verbal abuse, caretaker, and vulnerable adults, see OUJI-CR 4-148, infra. The Committee did not include an option for “secure,” because it is covered by “cause”.