Can a 28 year old male take a 17 year old female out of state without parental consent?

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Can a 28 year old male take a 17 year old female out of state without parental consent?

Even though she doesn’t live at home? Is this considered kidnapping?

Asked on October 31, 2013 under Criminal Law, Missouri

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

To take a minor out of state based upon what you have written about where you are an adult is a dangerous proposition where you could be deemed in violation of many child endangerment laws and statutes. The reason is that a minor under the law is deemed not capable of giving informed consent. It matters not of the minor does not live at home and a kidnapping charge could result.


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