2021 Maryland Statutes
Criminal Law
Title 3 - Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 11 - Human Trafficking
Section 3-1103 - Marriage Trafficking

    (a)    A person may not knowingly:

        (1)    take or detain another with the intent to use force, threat, coercion, or fraud to compel the other to marry any person;

        (2)    receive a financial benefit or thing of value in relation to a violation of this subsection; or

        (3)    aid, abet, or conspire with another to violate this subsection.

    (b)    A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of forced marriage and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 25 years or a fine not exceeding $15,000 or both.

    (c)    A person who violates this section may be charged, tried, and sentenced in any county in or through which the person transported or attempted to transport the victim.

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