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Pennsylvania Statutes Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and Offenses § 2902. Unlawful restraint

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(a)?Offense defined.-- Except as provided under subsection (b) or (c), a person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if he knowingly:

(1)?restrains another unlawfully in circumstances exposing him to risk of serious bodily injury; ?or

(2)?holds another in a condition of involuntary servitude.

(b)?Unlawful restraint of a minor where offender is not victim's parent.--If the victim is a person under 18 years of age, a person who is not the victim's parent commits a felony of the second degree if he knowingly:

(1)?restrains another unlawfully in circumstances exposing him to risk of serious bodily injury; ?or

(2)?holds another in a condition of involuntary servitude.

(c)?Unlawful restraint of minor where offender is victim's parent.--If the victim is a person under 18 years of age, a parent of the victim commits a felony of the second degree if he knowingly:

(1)?restrains another unlawfully in circumstances exposing him to risk of serious bodily injury; ?or

(2)?holds another in a condition of involuntary servitude.

(d)?Definition.--As used in this section the term ?parent? means a natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent or guardian of a minor.

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