Utah Code Annotated
Title 76 Utah Criminal Code (Chs. 1 — 10)
Chapter 5 Offenses Against the Person (Pts. 1 — 7)
Part 3 Kidnapping, Trafficking, and Smuggling (§§ 76-5-301 — 76-5-311)
(1) An actor commits kidnapping if the actor intentionally or knowingly, without authority of law, and against the will of the victim:
(a) detains or restrains the victim for any substantial period of time;
(b) detains or restrains the victim in circumstances exposing the victim to risk of bodily injury;
(c) holds the victim in involuntary servitude;
(d) detains or restrains a minor without the consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian or the consent of a person acting in loco parentis, if the minor is 14 years of age or older but younger than 18 years of age; or
(e) moves the victim any substantial distance or across a state line.
(2) As used in this section, acting “against the will of the victim” includes acting without the consent of the legal guardian or custodian of a victim who is a mentally incompetent person.
(3) Kidnapping is a second degree felony.