18 U.S.C. § 25 Use of Minors In Crimes of Violence

LibraryUnited States Statutes
Edition2023 Edition
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 118-19 (published on www.congress.gov on 10/06/2023)
Citation18 U.S.C. § 25

(a) DEFINITIONS.-In this section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) CRIME OF VIOLENCE.-The term "crime of violence" has the meaning set forth in section 16.

(2) MINOR.-The term "minor" means a person who has not reached 18 years of age.

(3) USES.-The term "uses" means employs, hires, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces.

(b) PENALTIES.-Any person who is 18 years of age or older, who intentionally uses a minor to commit a crime of violence for which such person may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, or to assist in avoiding detection or apprehension for such an offense, shall-

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