Kidnapping & False Imprisonment


Kidnapping is when someone takes another person (either against their will or by luring them away) or keeps a person against their wishes, in order to make that person or someone else give something up to let that person go. 

False Imprisonment is when someone confines or detains another person without their consent.  

Victims may know the kidnapper. Victims of kidnapping can be any age, including adults. For example, parents have kidnapped children during custody fights. A spouse might kidnap a partner during a domestic violence incident. Kidnappers can also be strangers. For example, a kidnapper could take a child and then demand money.

If you or someone you know needs help on this topic, click here for some Denver-based and national organizations.

To see Colorado statutes on Kidnapping and False Imprisonment, click here.