CHAPTER 20. KIDNAPPING AND UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT
§ 20.03. KIDNAPPING. (a) A person commits an offense
if he intentionally or knowingly abducts another person.
(b) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this
(1) the abduction was not coupled with intent to use or
to threaten to use deadly force;
(2) the actor was a relative of the person abducted;
(3) the actor's sole intent was to assume lawful
control of the victim.
(c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third