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The DC Code: § 22-2001 Definition and penalty; conspiracy.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Whoever shall be guilty of, or of aiding or abetting in, seizing, confining, inveigling, enticing, decoying, kidnapping, abducting, concealing, or carrying away any individual by any means whatsoever, and holding or detaining, or with the intent to hold or detain, such individual for ransom or reward or otherwise, except, in the case of a minor, by a parent thereof, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment for not more than 30 years. For purposes of imprisonment following revocation of release authorized by § 24- 403.01, the offense defined by this section is a Class A felony. This section shall be held to have been violated if either the seizing, confining, inveigling, enticing, decoying, kidnapping, abducting, concealing, carrying away, holding, or detaining occurs in the District of Columbia. If 2 or more individuals enter into any agreement or conspiracy to do any act or acts which would constitute a violation of the provisions of this section, and 1 or more of such individuals do any act to effect the object of such agreement or conspiracy, each such individual shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this section.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-2101. 1973 Ed., § 22-2101. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-302, substituted "not more than 30 years" for "life or for any term as the court in its discretion may determine"; and inserted the second sentence. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(g) of the Sentencing Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 13-462, November 7, 2000, 47 DCR 9443). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(g) of Sentencing Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-2, February 2, 2001, 48 DCR 2239). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(g) of Sentencing Reform Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-51, May 2, 2001, 48 DCR 4370). Legislative History of Laws For Law 13-302, see notes following § 22-722. DC CODE § 22-2001 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 812; Feb. 18, 1933, 47 Stat. 858, ch. 103; Nov. 8, 1965, 79 Stat. 1307, Pub. L. 89-347, § 3; June 8, 2001, D.C. Law 13-302, § 4(g), 47 DCR 7249.)