TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-9
Children

SECTION 11-9-3


   § 11-9-3  Seizure and custody of exploited child – Proceedings as against neglected child. – The town sergeant of any town, the chief of police of any city, or any agent of the director of children, youth and families may enter any place where any child may be held, detained or employed in violation of §§ 11-9-1 – 11-9-8, and, without process of law, seize and detain the child and hold him or her as a witness to testify upon the trial of any person charged with violating the provisions of §§ 11-9-1 – 11-9-8; and if prior to or upon conviction of the offender, no person shall appear who is entitled to the custody of the child, the officer having the child in custody may bring proceedings against the child as a neglected child under the provisions of chapter 1 of title 14.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 115, § 6; P.L. 1897, ch. 475, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 139, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 142, § 6; P.L. 1926, ch. 844, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 425, § 3; P.L. 1950, ch. 2416, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 11-9-3; P.L. 1969, ch. 242, § 1.)