2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS (556-600)
Chapter 568 Offenses Against the Family
Section 568.175 Until December 31, 2016--Trafficking in children--elements of crime--penalty.
568.175. 1. A person, partnership, corporation, agency, association, institution, society or other organization commits the crime of trafficking in children if he or it offers, gives, receives or solicits any money, consideration or other thing of value for the delivery or offer of delivery of a child to another person, partnership, corporation, agency, association, institution, society or other organization for purposes of adoption, or for the execution of a consent to adopt or waiver of consent to future adoption or a consent to termination of parental rights.
2. A crime is not committed under this section if the money, consideration or thing of value or conduct is permitted under chapter 453 relating to adoption.
3. The crime of trafficking in children is a class C felony.
(L. 1985 H.B. 366, et al. § 1, A.L. 1997 H.B. 343)
*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.
Application of law to adoption petitions filed on or after August 28, 1997, 453.012
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