Title 76 - Utah Criminal Code - Chapter 5 - Offenses Against the Person - Part 3 - Kidnapping, Trafficking, and Smuggling - Section 301 - Kidnapping.

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Utah Code

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76-5-301 Kidnapping. (1) An actor commits kidnapping if the actor intentionally or knowingly, without authority of law, and

against the will of the victim: (a) detains or restrains the victim for any substantial period of time; (b) detains or restrains the victim in circumstances exposing the victim to risk of bodily injury; (c) holds the victim in involuntary servitude; (d) detains or restrains a minor without the consent of the minor's parent or legal guardian or

the consent of a person acting in loco parentis, if the minor is 14 years of age or older but younger than 18 years of age; or

(e) moves the victim any substantial distance or across a state line. (2) As used in this section, acting "against the will of the victim" includes acting without the

consent of the legal guardian or custodian of a victim who is a mentally incompetent person. (3) Kidnapping is a second degree felony.

Amended by Chapter 301, 2001 General Session