Examples of abduction in a Sentence
discredited reports of abductions by aliens
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Terrence Robinson-Bey, 54, was sentenced by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce to 18 years in jail on charges of felonious assault, abduction and having weapons under a disability.
But stories of rape, killings and abductions are common in what has become one of South Sudan's most volatile cities.
That turned out to be the key to cracking the case, as a witness copied down the license-plate number of the car the kidnapper was driving – the same car used several hours later in the Saefong abduction.
A recipient of the 2016 Peabody Award, In the Dark looks into the abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling, who was taken from rural Minnesota 28 years ago.
Matthew Muller was sentenced in March to a 40-year prison term in Huskins’ abduction.
Within a week of the boy’s disappearance, police arrested his dad on suspicion of one count of child endangerment and one count of child abduction.
Federal authorities say Christensen is responsible for the abduction of Yingying Zhang, 26, a Chinese visiting scholar at the university's Urbana-Champaign campus who was researching photosynthesis and crop productivity.
A man from Daviess County, Mo., was arrested this week in Illinois in connection with an abduction of a bride-to-be.
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Legal Definition of abduction
1a : the action of abducting abduction of a robbery victim b : the tort or felony of abducting a person
2 : the unlawful carrying away of a wife or female child or ward for the purpose of marriage or sexual intercourse
Additional Notes on abduction
Sense 2 has its roots in common law. As statutorily defined, mainly in the nineteenth century, abduction was generally stated to include taking away or detention of a woman under a certain age, usually 16 or 18, with or without her consent or knowledge of her age.
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