2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 566.215. — Contributing to human trafficking--penalty.

566.215. 1. A person commits the crime of contributing to human trafficking through the misuse of documentation when the individual knowingly:

(1) Destroys, conceals, removes, confiscates, or possesses a valid or purportedly valid passport, government identification document, or other immigration document of another person while committing crimes or with the intent to commit crimes, pursuant to sections 566.200 to 566.218; or

(2) Prevents, restricts, or attempts to prevent or restrict, without lawful authority, a person's ability to move or travel by restricting the proper use of identification, in order to maintain the labor or services of a person who is the victim of a crime committed pursuant to sections 566.200 to 566.218.

2. A person who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of the crime of contributing to human trafficking through the misuse of documentation shall not be required to register as a sexual offender pursuant to the provisions of section 589.400, RSMo, unless such person is otherwise required to register pursuant to the provisions of such section.

3. The crime of contributing to human trafficking through the misuse of documentation is a class D felony.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1487)

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