710.1  Kidnapping defined.

A person commits kidnapping when the person either confines a person or removes a person from one place to another, knowing that the person who confines or removes the other person has neither the authority nor the consent of the other to do so; provided, that to constitute kidnapping the act must be accompanied by one or more of the following:

1.  The intent to hold such person for ransom.

2.  The intent to use such person as a shield or hostage.

3.  The intent to inflict serious injury upon such person, or to subject the person to a sexual abuse.

4.  The intent to secretly confine such person.

5.  The intent to interfere with the performance of any government function.

Section History: Early form

  [C51, § 2588; R60, § 4211; C73, § 3869; C97, § 4765; S13, § 4750-b; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12981, 12983; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 706.1, 706.3; C79, 81, § 710.1]

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