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Article - Family Law


    If a child is under the age of 16 years, a relative who knows that another person is the lawful custodian of the child may not, with the intent to deprive the lawful custodian of the custody of the child:

        (1)    abduct, take, or carry away the child from the lawful custodian to a place within this State;

        (2)    having acquired lawful possession of the child, detain the child within this State for more than 48 hours after the lawful custodian demands that the child be returned;

        (3)    harbor or hide the child within this State, knowing that possession of the child was obtained by another relative in violation of this section; or

        (4)    act as an accessory to an act prohibited by this section.

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