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Criminal Code

Version of section 280 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Abduction of person under sixteen

  •  (1) Every one who, without lawful authority, takes or causes to be taken an unmarried person under the age of sixteen years out of the possession of and against the will of the parent or guardian of that person or of any other person who has the lawful care or charge of that person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Definition of guardian

    (2) In this section and sections 281 to 283, guardian includes any person who has in law or in fact the custody or control of another person.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 249
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 125, s. 20

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