(1) A person (A) commits an offence if—
(i) takes away or detains another person (B); or
(ii) causes B to be taken away or detained by another person; and
(b) B does not consent to being taken away or detained; and
(c) A knows that—
(i) B does not consent to being taken away or detained; or
(ii) B probably does not consent to being taken away or detained; and
(d) A intends that—
(i) B will take part in a sexual act with A or another person (C) or both; or
(ii) A or C will marry B (whether or not B consents to being married).
(2) A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable to level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum).
(3) It is immaterial that the law prohibits or would not recognise (for whatever reason) a marriage between A and B or between C and B.
See section 35C for the meaning of taking part in a sexual act.
New s. 48 inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 15.