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18 USCA S 1581

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18 U.S.C.A. 1581 UNITED STATES CODE ANNOTATED

TITLE 18. CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

PART I--CRIMES

CHAPTER 77--PEONAGE AND SLAVERY

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Current through P.L. 107-11, approved 5-28-01

1581. Peonage; obstructing enforcement

(a) Whoever holds or returns any person to a condition of peonage, or arrests any person with the intent of placing him in or returning him to a condition of peonage, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If death results from the violation of this section, or if the violation includes kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or the attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, the defendant shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or life, or both.

(b) Whoever obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, or in any way interferes with or prevents the enforcement of this section, shall be liable to the penalties prescribed in subsection (a).

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2000 Main Volume

(June 25, 1948, c. 645, 62 Stat. 772; Sept. 13, 1994, Pub.L. 103-322, Title XXXIII, 330016(1)(K), 108 Stat. 2147; Sept. 30, 1996, Pub.L. 104-208, Div. C, Title II, 218(a), 110 Stat. 3009-573.)

2001 Electronic Update

(As amended Oct. 28, 2000, Pub.L. 106-386, Div. A, 112(a)(1), 114 Stat. 1486.)

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