kidnapper :

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kidna per

  • n  someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)

  • The crisis of conscience was short-lived, but it was significant enough for the kidnapper to recall later in a confession he penned in jail.
  • Another possibility explored was that a desperate childless couple paid a professional kidnapper to find a child.
  • Since the judge determined that the kidnapper had acted with "deliberate cruelty," the rules allowed the judge to add 37 months to the 53-month sentence.
News & Articles


  • Stefano in Chicago Reader
    The writer, Stefano Esposito, began on a breathless note: "The middle-aged woman is blindfolded and handcuffed. Her kidnapper has already raped her, choked her and threatened to kill her if she struggles. Then Alan Donald Wyman removes the steel...
  • Paul Watson in Slate
    The decision by the Douglas administration to release convicted kidnapper and sex offender Michael Jacques from probation seven years early and to leave him without supervision has raised serious questions about whether the Department of... Gaye Symington Boston Globe (registration) Jul 15, 2008 55734 73790 kidnapper On the way," reporter Paul Watson writes, "we managed to avoid a Taliban ambush, a potential kidnapper or highway robber, a suicide bomber and a gunman who fired close enough to take off one of our heads."

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