2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 3 - Prostitution and Related Crimes
Section 11-305 - Abduction of child under 16.

§ 11-305. Abduction of child under 16.

(a)  Prohibited.- For purposes of prostitution or committing a crime under Title 3, Subtitle 3 of this article, a person may not: 

(1) persuade or entice or aid in the persuasion or enticement of an individual under the age of 16 years from the individual's home or from the custody of the individual's parent or guardian; or 

(2) knowingly secrete or harbor or aid in the secreting or harboring of an individual under the age of 16 years who has been persuaded or enticed in the manner described in item (1) of this subsection. 

(b)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both. 

(c)  Statute of limitations and in banc review.- A person who violates this section is subject to § 5-106(b) of the Courts Article. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 430; 2002, ch. 26, § 2.]   

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