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21-853.


21-853.
   
   Every person who shall without good cause abandon his wife in
   destitute or necessitous circumstances and neglect and refuse to
   maintain or provide for her, or who shall abandon his or her minor
   child or children under the age of fifteen (15) years and willfully
   neglect or refuse to maintain or provide for such child or children,
   shall be deemed guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall
   be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for any period
   of time not less than one (1) year or more than ten (10) years.
   

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