Nebraska Revised Statute 28-386

Chapter 28 Section 386

28-386.

Knowing and intentional abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or senior adult; penalty.

(1) A person commits knowing and intentional abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or senior adult if he or she through a knowing and intentional act causes or permits a vulnerable adult or senior adult to be:

(a) Physically injured;

(b) Unreasonably confined;

(c) Sexually abused;

(d) Exploited;

(e) Cruelly punished;

(f) Neglected; or

(g) Sexually exploited.

(2) Knowing and intentional abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or senior adult is a Class IIIA felony.

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  • The initial step when determining whether this section has been violated is to determine whether the victim was a vulnerable adult. State v. Stubbs, 252 Neb. 420, 562 N.W.2d 547 (1997).

  • The initial step when determining if this section has been violated is to determine whether the victim was a vulnerable adult. The State has the burden of proving all essential elements of the crime charged. State v. Janssen, 7 Neb. App. 384, 584 N.W.2d 27 (1998).

  • In order to convict someone of the crime of exploitation of a vulnerable adult, there must be a nexus between a vulnerable adult's impairment and the exploitation. State v. Stubbs, 5 Neb. App. 38, 555 N.W.2d 55 (1996).