International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act of 1993

International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act of 1993

International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act of 1993
Under the International Kidnapping Crime Act of 1993, individuals who remove a child from the United States and obstruct parental rights are subject to fine and imprisonment for up to 3 years. Children are defined as a person who is not yet 16 years of age. Parental rights are defined as the right to physical custody of a child and can be modified by joint or sole rights, or arising from law or a court order.
The Act also stated proper defenses of the section:
1. The defendant acted within provisions of a court order granting legal custody or visitation rights of the child, and that the order was in effect at the time of the offense;
2. The defendant was fleeing domestic violence in the United States or in a foreign country;
3. The defendant had physical custody of the child as a result of a court order and failed the return the child on time due to circumstances beyond the defendant's control;
4. The defendant also must have notified the other parent and returned the child as soon as possible.




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