[USC02] 18 USC 1589: Forced labor
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18 USC 1589: Forced labor Text contains those laws in effect on January 2, 2001
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§1589. Forced labor

Whoever knowingly provides or obtains the labor or services of a person-

(1) by threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person;

(2) by means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or

(3) by means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process,

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.

(Added Pub. L. 106–386, div. A, §112(a)(2), Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1486 .)

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in sections 1592, 1594 of this title.