TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 77 - PEONAGE, SLAVERY, AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
Sec. 1590. Trafficking with respect to peonage, slavery,
involuntary servitude, or forced labor
(a) Whoever knowingly recruits, harbors, transports, provides, or
obtains by any means, any person for labor or services in violation
of this chapter shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
more than 20 years, or both. If death results from the violation of
this section, or if the violation includes kidnapping or an attempt
to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or the attempt to commit
aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, the defendant shall
be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or
life, or both.
(b) Whoever obstructs, attempts to obstruct, or in any way
interferes with or prevents the enforcement of this section, shall
be subject to the penalties under subsection (a).
(Added Pub. L. 106-386, div. A, Sec. 112(a)(2), Oct. 28, 2000, 114
Stat. 1487; amended Pub. L. 110-457, title II, Sec. 222(b)(4), Dec.
23, 2008, 122 Stat. 5069.)
2008 - Pub. L. 110-457 designated existing provisions as subsec.
(a) and added subsec. (b).
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