26-9-6. Actual abuse, neglect, or delinquency not required for conviction. In order to find any person guilty of violating this chapter, it is not necessary to prove that the child has actually become abused, neglected, or delinquent, provided it appears from the evidence that through any act of abuse, neglect, or omission of duty or by any improper act or conduct on the part of any such person the abuse, neglect, or delinquency of any child may have been caused or merely encouraged.
Source: SDC 1939, § 43.0409 (1); SL 1993, ch 206, § 3.
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