What is Kidnap?

The definition of kidnapping is when an offender forces and detains another person against their will. The victim could have been lured to the destination by fraudulent means, been sedated or taken there by force and could have been held there for any amount of time.

Consent that’s obtained by force or fear is not considered to be ‘true’ consent. For example, if the offender says ‘come with me or I’ll harm your family’, and the victim goes with them, this does not count as a consensual act.