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Statutes > West-virginia > 28 > 28-3-14

§28-3-14. Offenses relating to inmates of Industrial Home; penalties.
If any person shall entice or attempt to entice away from the Industrial Home any girl legally committed thereto, or shall aid or abet any girl to escape therefrom, or shall harbor, conceal, or aid or abet in harboring or concealing, any girl who shall have escaped therefrom; or shall, without the permission of the superintendent, give or sell to any girl in the home, whether on the premises of the institution or elsewhere, any money, intoxicating drink, tobacco, cigarettes or any other article or articles whatsoever; or shall, in any way, cause or influence, or attempt to cause or influence, any girl in said home to violate any rule of the institution, or to rebel against the government of the home in any particular; or shall receive from any inmate of the home anything of value, whether belonging to the state or otherwise; or shall interfere, or attempt to interfere, with the custody or control of any person having any such girl lawfully under his control or in his keeping, while she is out of the home on parole or other lawful temporary release; or shall have, or attempt to have, any improper or unlawful communication or intercourse with any such girl while she is in such home, knowing her to be an inmate thereof; shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or, in the discretion of the court, both fined and imprisoned. If any person shall entice any girl away from the industrial home, or attempt to do so, for the purpose of having sexual intercourse with her, or for any other immoral or unlawful purpose, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars and imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than six months. If any person shall aid or abet the commission of any of the offenses named in this section, or aid or abet an attempt to commit the same, he shall be punished as herein provided the same as if he were the principal. In the trial of an indictment for committing any of the offenses named in this section, the accused may be found guilty of an attempt to commit the same, or of aiding or abetting another in committing or attempting to commit the same.