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252.05 ABDUCTION OR ENTICING AWAY PROHIBITED; PENALTY.

Every person who shall abduct, entice, or carry away from a state hospital for persons with developmental disabilities any resident thereof, who has not been legally discharged therefrom, shall be guilty of a felony and punished by a fine of not to exceed $3,000 or imprisonment in the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater or the Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud not to exceed three years, or both, in the discretion of the court; any and every person who shall abduct, entice, or carry away from any place other than a state hospital, a person duly committed as developmentally disabled to the guardianship of the commissioner of human services with the intention of wrongfully removing such person from the direct custody of the commissioner of human services, such person known by the removing person to be under the supervision of the commissioner of human services or the commissioner's agents, shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.