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710.8 Harboring a runaway child prohibited---penalty.

1. As used in this section and section 710.9 unless the context otherwise requires:

a. "Criminal act" means the violation of any federal or state law.

b. "Harbor" means to provide aid, support, or shelter.

c. "Runaway child" means a person under eighteen years of age who is voluntarily absent from the person's home without the consent of the person's parent, guardian, or custodian.

2. A person shall not harbor a runaway child with the in- tent of committing a criminal act involving the child or with the intent of enticing or forcing the runaway child to commit a criminal act.

3. A person convicted of a violation of this section is guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor.

Section History: Recent form

85 Acts, ch 183, §1

Internal References

Referred to in § 710.9

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