Section 282. Abuse in close relationships

A penalty of imprisonment for a term not exceeding six years shall be applied to any person who by threats, force, deprivation of liberty, violence or other degrading treatment seriously or repeatedly abuses
  1. a.
    a present or former spouse or cohabitant,
  2. b.
    a relative in direct line of descent, or a present or former spouse's or cohabitant's relative in direct line of descent,
  3. c.
    a relative in direct line of ascent,
  4. d.
    a member of the person's household, or
  5. e.
    anyone in the person's care.
When someone is found guilty of a criminal act pursuant to section 282 first paragraph b), the court shall consider whether a restraining order pursuant to section 57 should be imposed.