Abduction; penalty when person recruits, etc., child under 16 years of age for prostitution. (HB1893)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Abduction; penalty.  Provides that any person who, without legal justification or excuse, recruits, entices, solicits, seizes, takes, transports, detains or secretes a child under 16 years of age, for the purpose of concubinage or prostitution, is guilty of a Class 2 felony, and that any person who assists or aids in such activity or threatens to do so is guilty of a Class 5 felony, and that abduction of any person 16 years of age or older for the purpose of concubinage or prostitution is punishable as a Class 4 felony. The bill also provides that any person who causes another person to engage in forced labor or services in violation of subsection B of 18.2-47 (abduction) is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Read the Bill »


01/31/2011: Merged into HB1898


01/11/2011Impact statement from (HB1893)
01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102440D
01/11/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1893)
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/28/2011Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1898-Hugo)
01/31/2011Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1898-Hugo)


VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

One of a package of bills advocated by the Polaris Project as needed to help better address issues related to human trafficking. VACOLAO supports this bill.