(1) Any person who is responsible for a child's welfare who, through his or her actions or failure to take action, intentionally contributes to the neglect of the child is guilty of one of the following:
(a) A Class A misdemeanor.
(b) A Class H felony if bodily harm is a consequence.
(c) A Class F felony if great bodily harm is a consequence.
(d) A Class D felony if death is a consequence.
(2) Under sub. (1), a person responsible for the child's welfare contributes to the neglect of the child although the child does not actually become neglected if the natural and probable consequences of the person's actions or failure to take action would be to cause the child to become neglected.