CHAPTER 38. OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL OPERATION
§ 38.17. FAILURE TO STOP OR REPORT AGGRAVATED SEXUAL
ASSAULT OF CHILD.
(a) A person, other than a person who has a
relationship with a child described by Section 22.04(b), commits an
(1) the actor observes the commission or attempted
commission of an offense prohibited by Section 22.021(a)(2)(B)
under circumstances in which a reasonable person would believe that
an offense of a sexual or assaultive nature was being committed or
was about to be committed against the child;
(2) the actor fails to assist the child or immediately
report the commission of the offense to a peace officer or law
enforcement agency; and
(3) the actor could assist the child or immediately
report the commission of the offense without placing the actor in
danger of suffering serious bodily injury or death.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.