Sec. 14-121. Contributing to the delinquency of a child.

 

(a) Any person who, by any act, encourages, causes, or contributes to the delinquency or need for special supervision of a child under eighteen (18) years of age, so that such child becomes, or will tend to become, a delinquent child, or a child in need of special supervision, commits contributing to the delinquency of a child.

 

(b) The following definitions shall be applicable to this section:

 

(1) Delinquent child shall mean any child under the age of eighteen (18) years who has violated any law of the state or any city or village ordinance; and

(2) A child in need of special supervision shall mean any child under the age of eighteen (18) years:

 

a. Who, by reason of being wayward or habitually disobedient, is uncontrolled by his parent, guardian, or custodian;

b. Who is habitually truant from school or home; or

c. Who deports himself so as to injure or endanger seriously the morals or health of himself or others.

 

(c)   Contributing to the delinquency of a child is an offense.

 

Source:  Code 1962, 6-1-11

State law reference --Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 28-709.