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Synonyms for abduct

Synonyms for abduct

to seize and detain (a person) unlawfully

Synonyms for abduct

take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

pull away from the body

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The NPA abducts innocent civilians to use as human shields,' he said.
ransom or extortion); desire to kill (this, alone, is reported to motivate and gratify some offenders); and, maternal desire (where an offender desires to possess a child and abducts primarily newborns and infants).
However, an accurate understanding of the behaviors and intentions of offenders who abduct children and how these crime characteristics change as potential victims get older can provide investigators wit h important insights early in a developing case and allow them to use their resources more effectively.
Typically, these women abduct newborns from hospitals or from the child's home, and often live miles away from the place of the abduction.
Thus, while younger children are victimized more often by family members and acquaintances in protected circumstances, acquaintances or strangers seeking sexual gratification typically abduct older, more physically mature children outside of the home.