2013 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS
Chapter 565 Offenses Against the Person
Section 565.110 Kidnapping--penalty.
565.110. 1. A person commits the crime of kidnapping if he or she unlawfully removes another without his or her consent from the place where he or she is found or unlawfully confines another without his or her consent for a substantial period, for the purpose of
(1) Holding that person for ransom or reward, or for any other act to be performed or not performed for the return or release of that person; or
(2) Using the person as a shield or as a hostage; or
(3) Interfering with the performance of any governmental or political function; or
(4) Facilitating the commission of any felony or flight thereafter; or
(5) Inflicting physical injury on or terrorizing the victim or another.
2. Kidnapping is a class A felony unless committed under subdivision (4) or (5) of subsection 1 in which cases it is a class B felony.
(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1487)
Conviction of offense, on release registration requirements and penalty for failure to comply (Megan's Law), 589.400 to 589.426
(2005) Removal of a child from court-ordered care, custody, and control does not constitute interference with the performance of governmental or political function under kidnapping statute. Spier v. State, 174 S.W.3d 539 (Mo.App.E.D.).
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