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Sec. 313. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to fourteen years’ imprisonment who, with intent to marry or carnally know any woman, whether married or not, or with intent to cause any woman to be married to or carnally known by any other person, takes away or detains any woman of any age against her will.

Sec. 314. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to fourteen years’ imprisonment who, with intent to marry or carnally know any woman, or with intent to cause any woman to be married or carnally known by any person—

(a) From motives of lucre takes away or detains against her will any woman of any age who has interest, whether legal or equitable, present or future, absolute, conditional or contingent, in any real or personal estate, or who is presumptive heiress or co-heiress or presumptive next of kin to any one having such interest;

(b) Fraudulently allows, takes away or detains any woman being under the age of twenty-one years, out of the possession and against the will of her father or mother or of any other person having the lawful care or charge of her with intent to marry or carnally know her.

NOTE — Sub-section 2 of this section bars the person abducting or detaining, from taking any estate or interest, legal or equitable, in the real or personal property of the woman abducted or detained.

Sec. 315. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to five years’ imprisonment who unlawfully takes or causes to be taken any unmarried girl, who is under the age of sixteen years, out of the possession and against the will of her father or mother, or of any other person having the lawful care or charge of her.

2. It is immaterial whether the girl is taken with her own consent or at her own suggestion or not.

3. It is immaterial whether or not the offender believed the girl to be of or above the age of sixteen.

Sec. 294. It is no defense to a charge of indictment for any indecent assault on a young person under the age of fourteen years to prove that he or she consented to the act of indecency.

 
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