Kidnapping and Aggravated Kidnapping

Persuant to Kansas law 21-3420, kidnapping is an unlawful activity when a person is taken or confined and this is accomplished by force, threat or deception, with the intent to hold such person:

(a) For ransom, or as a shield or hostage;

(b) to facilitate flight or the commission of any crime;

(c) to inflict bodily injury or to terrorize the victim or another; or

(d) to interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.

A conviction for kidnapping carries a maximum prison term of 247 months or twenty (20) and a half years.

If the person kidnapped was harmed during the incident then the charge is aggravated kidnapping and the maximum prison term is 653 months or approximately 54 and half years per K.S.A. 21-3421.