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Assisting in child abduction or parental kidnapping–penalty.

565.165. 1. A person commits the crime of assisting inchild abduction or parental kidnapping if he:

(1) Before or during the commission of a child abduction orparental kidnapping as defined in section 565.153 or 565.156 andwith the intent to promote or facilitate such offense,intentionally assists another in the planning or commission ofchild abduction or parental kidnapping, unless before thecommission of the offense he makes proper efforts to prevent thecommission of the offense; or

(2) With the intent to prevent the apprehension of a personknown to have committed the offense of child abduction orparental kidnapping, or with the intent to obstruct or preventefforts to locate the child victim of a child abduction,knowingly destroys, alters, conceals or disguises physicalevidence or furnishes false information.

2. Assisting in child abduction or parental kidnapping is aclass A misdemeanor.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1272, et al. § 6)