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December 8, 2023

What is the legal definition of kidnapping?

Kidnapping is when a person (without the legal right) seizes, confines, convinces (“inveigles”), decoys, kidnaps, abducts, or carries you away against your will with the intent to cause you to be:

  • confined or imprisoned in the state;
  • sent out of the state; or
  • sold as a slave or for service in any way.1

1 21 O.S. § 741, 22 O.S. § 40(3)

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