Abduction (West's Encyclopedia of American Law)
The act of restraining another through the use or threat of DEADLY FORCE or through fraudulent persuasion. The requisite restraint generally requires that the abductor intend to prevent the liberation of the abductee. Some states require that the abductee be a minor or that the abductor intend to subject the abductee to prostitution or illicit sexual activity.
(The entire section is 59 words.)
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