Abduction, kidnapping

208 Abduction for purposes of marriage or civil union or sexual connection

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years who unlawfully takes away or detains a person (P) without P’s consent or with P’s consent obtained by fraud or duress,—

(a)

with intent to go through a form of marriage or civil union with P; or

(b)

with intent to have sexual connection with P; or

(c)

with intent to cause P to go through a form of marriage or civil union, or to have sexual connection, with some other person.

Compare: 1908 No 32 s 226

Section 208: replaced, on 3 December 2018, by section 29 of the Family Violence (Amendments) Act 2018 (2018 No 47).