Kidnapping in the Second Degree

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From the 1998 Criminal Code of Oregon:

163.225 Kidnapping in the second degree.

(1) A person commits the crime of kidnapping in the second degree if, with intent to interfere substantially with another's personal liberty, and without consent or legal authority, the person:

(a) Takes the person from one place to another; or

(b) Secretly confines the person in a place where the person is not likely to be found;

(2) It is a defense to prosecution under subsection (1) of this section if:

(a) The person taken or confined is under 16 years of age; and

(b) The defendant is a relative of that person; and

(c) The sole purpose of the person is to assume control of that person.

(3) Kidnapping in the second degree is a Class B felony.


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