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SECTION 135.00
Unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping and custodial interference; definitions of terms
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE H, ARTICLE 135
§ 135.00 Unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping and custodial interference;

definitions of terms.

The following definitions are applicable to this article:

1. "Restrain" means to restrict a person's movements intentionally and
unlawfully in such manner as to interfere substantially with his liberty
by moving him from one place to another, or by confining him either in
the place where the restriction commences or in a place to which he has
been moved, without consent and with knowledge that the restriction is
unlawful. A person is so moved or confined "without consent" when such
is accomplished by (a) physical force, intimidation or deception, or (b)
any means whatever, including acquiescence of the victim, if he is a
child less than sixteen years old or an incompetent person and the
parent, guardian or other person or institution having lawful control or
custody of him has not acquiesced in the movement or confinement.

2. "Abduct" means to restrain a person with intent to prevent his
liberation by either (a) secreting or holding him in a place where he is
not likely to be found, or (b) using or threatening to use deadly
physical force.

3. "Relative" means a parent, ancestor, brother, sister, uncle or
aunt.