In some jurisdictions, kidnapping by asportation is one of the methods by which the offense may be established. In this regard, some state kidnapping statutes require proof of an unlawful act taking one of several alternative forms, including seizure, confinement, kidnapping, abduction, or carrying away. In some states, to prove the crime of kidnapping the prosecution must prove that a person was unlawfully moved, by the use of physical force or fear, the movement was without the person’s consent, and the movement of the person was for a substantial distance.
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