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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 47A

Rescuing a prisoner from criminal detention

             (1)  A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:

                     (a)  another person (the prisoner ) is in criminal detention; and

                     (b)  the first person rescues the prisoner from that detention by force; and

                     (c)  the detention is lawful federal criminal detention.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 14 years.

             (2)  Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(c) element of the offence.

Note:          For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .



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