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Legal Statutes: Washington

UPDATED August 10, 2017

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Chapter 9A.40. Kidnapping, Unlawful Imprisonment, and Custodial Interference

back to top9A.40.020. Kidnapping in the first degree


(1) A person is guilty of kidnapping in the first degree if he or she intentionally abducts another person with intent:

(a) To hold him or her for ransom or reward, or as a shield or hostage; or

(b) To facilitate commission of any felony or flight thereafter; or

(c) To inflict bodily injury on him or her; or

(d) To inflict extreme mental distress on him, her, or a third person; or

(e) To interfere with the performance of any governmental function.

(2) Kidnapping in the first degree is a class A felony.
[2011 c 336 § 364, eff. July 22, 2011; 1975 1st ex.s. c 260 § 9A.40.020.]