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§ 97-3-1. Abduction For Purposes Of Marriage

Every person who shall take any person over the age of fourteen (14) years unlawfully, against his or her will, and by force, menace, fraud, deceit, stratagem or duress, compel or induce him or her to marry such person or to marry any other person, or to be defiled, and shall be thereof duly convicted, shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than five (5) years and not more than fifteen (15) years. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title 3 (24); 1857, ch. 64, art. 1; 1871, § 2483; 1880, § 2697; 1892, § 949; 1906, § 1025; Hemingway's 1917, § 750; 1930, § 768; 1942, § 1994; Laws, 1980, ch. 356, eff from and after passage (approved April 23, 1980).

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Phil Bryant
Phil Bryant
January 10, 2012 -
Republican
1-601-351-5023
200 South Lamar, Suite 800, Jackson, MS, 39201

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