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Sec. 15-65. Contributing To The Delinquency Of Minors:
   (a)   Definitions: As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
      (1)   Delinquent Child: Any person who prior to his eighteenth birthday has violated or attempted to violate, regardless of where the act occurred, any federal or state law or municipal ordinance, or who has violated any lawful court order entered pursuant to the juvenile court act, or who has been deemed a "truant" or a "runaway" as defined herein.
      (2)   Truant: A person subject to compulsory school attendance and who is absent without valid cause from such attendance for a school day or portion thereof. As used herein "valid cause" for absence shall be illness, death in the immediate family, family emergency and shall include such other situations beyond the control of the student as determined by the board of education in each school district or such other circumstances which cause reasonable concern to the parent or legal guardian for the safety or health of the student.
      (3)   Runaway: Any person under the age of eighteen (18) who has absented himself from the control of his or her parent or legal guardian in violation of the curfew hours established by this chapter or who has indicated his or her intention to leave the temporary or permanent control of his or her parent or legal guardian without permission.
   (b)   Offense Of Contributing To The Delinquency Of A Minor: A person commits the offense of contributing to the delinquency of a minor when he knowingly or wilfully causes, aids or encourages any boy or girl to be or become a delinquent minor as defined herein, or who knowingly or wilfully does acts which directly tend to render any such minor so delinquent.
   (c)   Penalty: Any person convicted of any violation of the provision of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense. (Ord. 0-79-9, 3-19-1979)