clear space clear space clear space white space
A
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e
  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search search for:
clear space
white space
Session Laws, 1978
Volume 736, Page 2930   View pdf image
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>
clear space clear space clear space white space

2930

LAWS OF MARYLAND

Ch. 1019

FOR the purpose of extending the crime of abduction to

include victims of either sex; changing the age of the

victim of the crime; changing the penalty for the
crime; and clarifying certain language.

BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments.

Article 27 Crimes and Punishments

Section 1

Annotated Code of Maryland

{1976 Replacement Volume and 1977 Supplement)

SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
MARYLAND, That section(s) of the Annotated Code of Maryland
be repealed, amended, or enacted to read as follows:

Article 27 - Crimes and Punishments

1.

Any person who shall, for purposes of prostitution,
fornication or concubinage, forcibly abduct from HIS OR her
home or usual place of abode or from the custody and control
of HIS OR her parent or parents or guardian any [female]
INDIVIDUAL under the age of [eighteen years] 16, or be
accessory thereto, or who shall for said purpose persuade or
entice from HIS OR her usual place of abode, or from the
custody and control of HIS OR her parent or parents or
guardian, any such [female] INDIVIDUAL, or be accessory
thereto, or shall knowingly secrete or harbor any such
[female] INDIVIDUAL so abducted, persuaded or enticed as
aforesaid, against the consent of HIS OR her parent or
parents or guardian, or the person or persons who may have
the temporary care, custody or control of such [female]
INDIVIDUAL, or be accessory thereto, [shall,] upon
conviction, [be deemed] IS guilty of a [felony] MISDEMEANOR
and shall undergo imprisonment [in the penitentiary], in the
discretion of the court, not exceeding the term of eight
years[; provided, that nothing]. NOTHING contained in this
section shall apply to cases pending nor to violations of
the law which have heretofore occurred, but all such cases
and violations shall be prosecuted as if the law hereby
repealed were still in force.

SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act
shall take effect July 1, 1978.

Approved July 6, 1978.

 

clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Session Laws, 1978
Volume 736, Page 2930   View pdf image
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact mdlegal@mdarchives.state.md.us.

©Copyright  October 31, 2014
Maryland State Archives