MODEL PENAL CODE
In this Article, the definitions given in Section 210.0
apply unless a different meaning plainly is required.
Section 212.1. Kidnapping.
A person is guilty of kidnapping if he unlawfully removes another from his place of residence or business, or a substantial distance from the vicinity where he is found, or if he unlawfully confines another for a substantial period in a place of isolation, with any of the following purposes:
(a) to hold for ransom or reward, or as a shield or hostage; or
(b) to facilitate commission of any felony or flight thereafter; or
(c) to inflict bodily injury on or to terrorize the victim or another; or
(d) to interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.
Kidnapping is a felony
of the first degree unless the actor voluntarily releases the victim alive
and in a safe place prior to trial, in which case it is a felony
of the second degree. A removal or confinement is unlawful within
the meaning of this Section if it is accomplished by force, threat or deception,
or, in the case of a person who is under the age of 14 or incompetent,
if it is accomplished without the consent of a parent, guardian or other
person responsible for general supervision of his welfare.