"The way it's written now, the statute lets children older than 12 decide whether to leave their families, unless their removal or confinement "is accomplished by force, threat or fraud."
This law is actually aimed toward letting children 12 or older decide where they want to go when parents divorce. Noncustodial parents have been charged with kidnapping for trying to take the child.
I don't know why you hate the south so much. You never miss a chance, now or in any of your past lives for that matter, to make it known.
Just in case, you missed it, we got it the first couple of hundred times..
Take it up with the Tenn Attorney general, or your own State legislators who wrote the law. His words.
"As it stands, to prove the kidnapping of a victim who is 12 or older, Cooper said, he'd have to prove that Elizabeth was unlawfully removed or had her freedom restricted."
The fact of the matter is - as written, the Tenn law does not help the prosecution, it hinders the prosecution. Had this perv not left Tenn, and no sexual contact with the minor, I don't think this guy gets any time.
I dislike much of the South because of my own personal experiences while living down in the South. Lots of Bible thumping hypocrites and flat out ignorance.
Edited by SmarterThanYou, 21 April 2017 - 10:48 AM.