Oregon Parental Kidnapping Laws

A person commits the crime of second-degree kidnapping if he: Abduction is the crime of taking a person to an unknown place against their will. This can be done for ransom or to promote another crime or as part of a custody dispute. Oregon laws classify abductions into two categories: first degree and second degree. First-degree kidnapping is a Class A felony and second-degree kidnapping is a Class B felony. A person commits the crime of first-degree kidnapping if he violates ORS 163.225 with any of the following purposes: The following information is not based on Oregon law, but provides general information about parental abduction (also known as « detention disorder ») that may be helpful. Custody and abduction are complicated and it is important to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case. 2.1. A member who records reports constituting an interference with custody that is classified as a criminal must complete a general criminal report. The report must include detailed biographical information and contact information for all parties involved, including the reporting party, the alleged suspect and children suspected of being missing or involved.

If a member determines that the matter is not criminal in nature, they may document this decision in the comments on their mobile computer (HOM) before closing the appeal. 1.5. Anyone requesting a referral of counsel from a member should be referred to the Oregon State Bar Lawyers Referral Service or the Multnomah County Family Law Court. Members cannot recommend lawyers or offer legal advice. 1.2. If a member receives a report of custody interference and is suspected that a child involved is in imminent danger in the vicinity of the suspect(s), the member must immediately contact a supervisor and inform them of the situation. 2.5. Members should clearly explain why the whistleblower might reach the level of interference with the deprivation of liberty, rather than potentially being a civil custody case that must be resolved by the competent family court. S-400 State Capitol, Salem, OR 97310, United States 2.3. Questions concerning criminal interference with deprivation of liberty should be forwarded to MPERS during office hours. 1.3. The supervisor then contacts a detective from the Missing Persons Unit (EMPI) or the homicide guard.

Box 6000, Dept F, Rockville, MD 20849, USA 1. The Portland Police Office acknowledges that members will investigate family disputes involving minors and other dependents under parenthood/guardianship. Members shall examine situations of interference with the deprivation of liberty in accordance with the procedures laid down in this Directive. 2. The Office recognises that some interference with the deprivation of liberty may have civil or criminal consequences. If a member determines that the interference with custody does not meet the level of criminal conduct and instead warrants civil resolution, members cannot intervene in custody disputes, but may refer the parents or guardians involved to family courts for resolution. In the event of interference with the deprivation of liberty which reaches the level of criminal conduct, Members shall follow the procedures laid down in this Directive. 1.4. MPAC`s detective or on-call homicide squad superior (or designated officer) assesses whether the incident meets the criteria for an Amber Alert. Members refer to Regulation 850.39, Missing, Runaway, Lost or Disoriented Persons for further guidance.

1.1. In the absence of evidence of a criminal offence, concerns about the welfare of the child or an order signed by a judge ordering law enforcement authorities to transfer custody of a child, Members may not transfer physical custody from one party to another. Instead, members refer both parties to family court for decision. 2.2. Members who receive reports that constitute deprivation of liberty shall ensure that the report is transmitted to the MPERS Detective Division through the Regional Judicial Information Network (RegJIN). 2.4. Members who are faced with cases of deprivation of liberty that appear to involve sexual abuse or sexual abuse should also contact the Child Abuse Team. Members refer to Regulation 640.30, Child Maltreatment Investigation, and Regulation 850.39, Missing, Runaway, Lost or Confused Persons for further guidance. In 1989, the Oregon Legislature directed the Oregon State Police to establish and maintain a missing children information center.

The Missing Children Information Center receives and distributes missing children information to local law enforcement, school districts, state and federal agencies, and the public. The goal of the Missing Children Information Centre is to streamline the system and serve child victims and their families by supporting law enforcement and the public.