(a) A person commits the crime of kidnapping if he unlawfully removes another without his consent from the place where lie is found or unlawfully confines another without his consent for a substantial period, for the purpose of:
(1) holding that person for ransom or reward or for any other act to be performed or not performed for the return or release of that person;
(2) using the person as a shield or as a hostage;
(3) interfering with the performance of any governmental or political function;
(4) facilitating the commission of any felony or flight thereafter; or
(5) inflicting physical injury on or terrorizing the victim or another.
(b) Kidnapping is a class A felony unless committed under paragraph (a) (4) or (5), in which case it is a class B felony.History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.
Research Guide: MCC 565 110, 15 ASC 622—624.