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  *565.110.  Until December 31, 2016 — Kidnapping — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the crime of kidnapping if he or she unlawfully removes another without his or her consent from the place where he or she is found or unlawfully confines another without his or her consent for a substantial period, for the purpose of

  (1)  Holding that person for ransom or reward, or for any other act to be performed or not performed for the return or release of that person; or

  (2)  Using the person as a shield or as a hostage; or

  (3)  Interfering with the performance of any governmental or political function; or

  (4)  Facilitating the commission of any felony or flight thereafter; or

  (5)  Inflicting physical injury on or terrorizing the victim or another.

  2.  Kidnapping is a class A felony unless committed under subdivision (4) or (5) of subsection 1 in which cases it is a class B felony.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1487)

Effective 6-17-04

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


Conviction of offense, on release registration requirements and penalty for failure to comply (Megan's Law), 589.400 to 589.426

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