Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13. Criminal Code § 13-1304. Kidnapping;  classification;  consecutive sentence

A. A person commits kidnapping by knowingly restraining another person with the intent to:

1. Hold the victim for ransom, as a shield or hostage;  or

2. Hold the victim for involuntary servitude;  or

3. Inflict death, physical injury or a sexual offense on the victim, or to otherwise aid in the commission of a felony;  or

4. Place the victim or a third person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury to the victim or the third person;  or

5. Interfere with the performance of a governmental or political function;  or

6. Seize or exercise control over any airplane, train, bus, ship or other vehicle.

B. Kidnapping is a class 2 felony unless the victim is released voluntarily by the defendant without physical injury in a safe place before arrest and before accomplishing any of the further enumerated offenses in subsection A of this section in which case it is a class 4 felony.  If the victim is released pursuant to an agreement with the state and without any physical injury, it is a class 3 felony.  If the victim is under fifteen years of age kidnapping is a class 2 felony punishable pursuant to § 13-705 .  The sentence for kidnapping of a victim under fifteen years of age shall run consecutively to any other sentence imposed on the defendant and to any undischarged term of imprisonment of the defendant.


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