2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 3 - Kidnapping and False Imprisonment
39-13-305 - Especially aggravated kidnapping.

39-13-305. Especially aggravated kidnapping.

(a)  Especially aggravated kidnapping is false imprisonment, as defined in § 39-13-302:

     (1)  Accomplished with a deadly weapon or by display of any article used or fashioned to lead the victim to reasonably believe it to be a deadly weapon;

     (2)  Where the victim was under the age of thirteen (13) at the time of the removal or confinement;

     (3)  Committed to hold the victim for ransom or reward, or as a shield or hostage; or

     (4)  Where the victim suffers serious bodily injury.

(b)  (1)  Especially aggravated kidnapping is a Class A felony.

     (2)  If the offender voluntarily releases the victim alive or voluntarily provides information leading to the victim's safe release, such actions shall be considered by the court as a mitigating factor at the time of sentencing.

[Acts 1990, ch. 982, § 1.]  
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