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Legal Statutes: Colorado

UPDATED September 18, 2017

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Part 3. Kidnapping

back to top§ 18-3-302. Second degree kidnapping

(1) Any person who knowingly seizes and carries any person from one place to another, without his consent and without lawful justification, commits second degree kidnapping.

(2) Any person who takes, entices, or decoys away any child not his own under the age of eighteen years with intent to keep or conceal the child from his parent or guardian or with intent to sell, trade, or barter such child for consideration commits second degree kidnapping.

(3) Second degree kidnapping is a class 2 felony if any of the following circumstances exist:

(a) The person kidnapped is a victim of a sexual offense pursuant to part 4 of this article; or

(b) The person kidnapped is a victim of a robbery.

(4)(a) Unless it is a class 2 felony under subsection (3) of this section, second degree kidnapping is a class 3 felony if any of the following circumstances exist:

(I) The kidnapping is accomplished with intent to sell, trade, or barter the victim for consideration; or

(II) The kidnapping is accomplished by the use of a deadly weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to cause a person to reasonably believe that the article is a deadly weapon; or

(III) The kidnapping is accomplished by the perpetrator representing verbally or otherwise that he or she is armed with a deadly weapon.

(b) A defendant convicted of second degree kidnapping committed under any of the circumstances set forth in this subsection (4) shall be sentenced by the court in accordance with the provisions of section 18-1.3-406.

(5) Second degree kidnapping is a class 4 felony, except as provided in subsections (3) and (4) of this section.
Repealed and reenacted by Laws 1977, H.B.1654, § 13; Laws 1981, H.B.1463, § 1. Amended by Laws 1986, H.B.1008, § 5; Laws 1987, H.B.1044, § 4; Laws 1989, S.B.57, §§ 1, 2; Laws 2000, Ch. 171, § 6, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2001, Ch. 243, § 2, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2002, Ch. 318, § 188, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, Ch. 199, § 20, eff. April 29, 2003; Laws 2007, Ch. 383, § 5, eff. July 1, 2007.