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Section 5101.73 | Denial or obstruction of access to adult victim's residence.


If, during the course of an investigation by a local law enforcement agency of criminal exploitation, any person, including the adult who is the alleged victim, denies or obstructs access to the residence of the adult, the county prosecutor may file a petition in court for a temporary restraining order to prevent the interference or obstruction. The court shall issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the interference or obstruction if it finds there is reasonable cause to believe that the adult is being or has been abused, neglected, or exploited and access to the person's residence has been denied or obstructed. Such a finding is prima facie evidence that immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage will result, so that notice is not required. After obtaining an order restraining the obstruction of or interference with the access of the local law enforcement agency representative, the representative may be accompanied to the residence by a peace officer.

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