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Legal Statutes: Connecticut

UPDATED January 10, 2017

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Part VII. Kidnapping and Related Offenses

back to top§ 53a-97. Custodial interference in the first degree: Class D felony

(a) A person is guilty of custodial interference in the first degree when he commits custodial interference in the second degree as provided in section 53a-98: (1) Under circumstances which expose the child or person taken or enticed from lawful custody or the child held after a request by the lawful custodian for his return to a risk that his safety will be endangered or his health materially impaired; or (2) by taking, enticing or detaining the child or person out of this state.

(b) Custodial interference in the first degree is a class D felony.
(1969, P.A. 828, § 99, eff. Oct. 1, 1971; 1981, P.A. 81-280, § 2; 1992, P.A. 92-260, § 39; 1995, P.A. 95-206, § 1.)