§61-2-14c. Penalty for threats to kidnap or demand ransom.
If any person, with intent to extort from any other person any
ransom, money or other thing, or any concession or advantage of any
sort, shall, by speech, writing, printing, drawing or any other
method or means of communication, directly or indirectly threaten
to take away forcibly or by stealth or otherwise kidnap any person,
or shall directly or indirectly demand, orally or in writing, or by
any other method or means of communication, any ransom, money or
other thing, or any concession or advantage of any sort, on a
threat to take away forcibly or by stealth or otherwise kidnap any
person, he shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction, shall
be punished with confinement in the penitentiary for any term of
years not less than five.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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