Under federal and state law, kidnapping is commonly defined as taking or confining a person against their will by force, violence or fraud.

Breasia Terrell and Henry Dinkins
henry dinkins trial
Sleepover Murder victim Breasia Terrell.
booking photo of Negasi Zuberi
Troy Driver
Cinderblock cage that woman escaped from.
The interior of a makeshift cinderblock cell in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Timothy Haslett
smiling woman in photo
Woman smiles in photo
Jeffrey Crum charged in Jennifer Odom murder
on the left, a photo of a woman in a black dress. On the right, a man stands at a podium.
Photo of Carlee Russell, wearing a white jacket and smiling
handmade sign says 'help me!' in red
piece of paper says 'help me!' in red
Carlee Russell appears cross-legged and smiling in a photo wearing a pink dress
A police officer in a vest walks through tall grass.
cleotha absto and eliza fletcher
File photo of a police car.
Cassie Jo Gudino and Eastwood Mohammed Mannan booking photos