2021 Maryland Statutes
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.