Criminal Offenses

Trafficking of Persons and Involuntary Servitude

SECTION 11-67-1

§ 11-67-1 Definitions.

As used herein:

(1) "Intimidation" means an intentional written, verbal or physical act or threat of a physical act that, under the totality of circumstances a reasonable person should know will have the effect of: physically harming, or damaging a person's property, placing a person in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or to his or her family, or placing a person in reasonable fear of damage to his or her property.

(2) "Commercial sexual activity" means any sex act which is performed or promised in return for payment of money.

(3) "Forced labor" means labor performed or provided by another person that is obtained or maintained through:

(i) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intending to cause or threatening to cause physical harm to any person;

(ii) An actor's physically restraining or threatening to physically restrain another person;

(iii) An actor's abusing or threatening to abuse the law or legal process;

(iv) An actor's knowingly destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, or possessing without a person's consent any actual or purported passport or other immigration document, or any other actual or purported government identification document, of another person;

(v) An actor's blackmail; or

(vi) An actor's intimidation.

(4) "Labor" means work of economic or financial value.

(5) "Maintain" means, in relation to labor, to secure continued performance thereof, regardless of any initial agreement on the part of the victim to perform such type of labor.

(6) "Obtain" means in relation to labor, to secure continued performance thereof.

(7) "Sex act" means any sexual contact or sexual penetration of a person, as defined in § 11-37-1.

(8) "Victim" means a person subject to the practices set forth in § 11-67-2 or 11-67-3.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2007, ch. 123, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 217, § 1.)