§49-7-12. Custody of child by convicted person.
If the guilty person had custody of the child prior to
conviction, the court or judge may, on suspending sentence, permit
the child to remain in the custody of the person, and make it a
condition of suspending sentence that the person provides whatever
treatment and care may be required for the welfare of the child,
and shall do whatever may be calculated to secure obedience to the
law or to remove the cause of such delinquency.