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Version of section 281 from 2019-09-19 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Abduction of person under age of 14

 Every person who, not being the parent, guardian or person having the lawful care or charge of a person under the age of 14 years, unlawfully takes, entices away, conceals, detains, receives or harbours that person with intent to deprive a parent or guardian, or any other person who has the lawful care or charge of that person, of the possession of that person is guilty of

  • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years; or

  • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 281
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 107

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