PRESS RELEASE – KIDNAPPING (CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)
(1) If a person without lawful excuse, proof of which lies on him or her takes or carries away another person by force or deception without the consent of that person he or she commits the offence of kidnapping and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 20 years.
(2) A person who knowing that an offence under subsection (1) has been committed in respect of another person assists or encourages the execution of the intent with which the offence was committed, also commits that offence.
(3) It is no defense to show that the person so kidnapped did not resist unless it appears that the kidnapping was not caused by threats or force.
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