Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 34: Crimes Against Persons

Statute 21-3422a: Aggravated interference with parental custody. (a) Aggravated interference with parental custody is:

      (1)   Hiring someone to commit the crime of interference with parental custody, as defined by K.S.A. 21-3422 and amendments thereto; or

      (2)   the commission of interference with parental custody, as defined by K.S.A. 21-3422 and amendments thereto, by a person who:

      (A)   Has previously been convicted of the crime;

      (B)   commits the crime for hire;

      (C)   takes the child outside the state without the consent of either the person having custody or the court;

      (D)   after lawfully taking the child outside the state while exercising visitation rights or parenting time, refuses to return the child at the expiration of that time;

      (E)   at the expiration of the exercise of any visitation rights or parenting time outside the state, refuses to return or impedes the return of the child; or

      (F)   detains or conceals the child in an unknown place, whether inside or outside the state.

      (b)   Aggravated interference with parental custody is a severity level 7, person felony.

      (c)   This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas criminal code.

      History:   L. 1978, ch. 121, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 117, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 119, § 2; L. 1992, ch. 239, § 61; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 36; L. 2000, ch. 171, § 4; July 1.