Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13. Criminal Code § 13-1308. Trafficking of persons for forced labor or services;  classification;  definitions

A. It is unlawful for a person to either:

1. Knowingly traffic another person with the intent to or knowledge that the other person will be subject to forced labor or services.

2. Knowingly benefit, financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in a venture that has engaged in an act in violation of § 13-1306 , § 13-1307 , this section or § 13-3212, subsection A , paragraph 9 or 10.

B. A violation of this section is a class 2 felony.

C. For the purposes of this section:

1. “Forced labor or services”:

(a) Means labor or services that are performed or provided by another person and that are obtained through a person's either:

(i) Causing or threatening to cause serious physical injury to any person.

(ii) Restraining or threatening to physically restrain another person.

(iii) Knowingly destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, possessing or withholding another person's actual or purported passport or other immigration document, government issued identification document, government record or personal property.

(iv) Abusing or threatening to abuse the law or the legal system.

(v) Extortion.

(vi) Causing or threatening to cause financial harm to any person.

(vii) Facilitating or controlling another person's access to a controlled substance.

(b) Does not include ordinary household chores and reasonable disciplinary measures between a parent or legal guardian and the parent's or legal guardian's child.

2. “Traffic” means to entice, recruit, harbor, provide, transport or otherwise obtain another person by deception, coercion or force.


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