CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGSIN CRIMINAL CASES (Chapters 263 through 280)
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
Organ trafficking; victims under 18 years; penalties
[ Text of section added by 2011, 178, Sec. 23 effective February 19, 2012.]
Section 53. (a) Whoever: (i) recruits, entices, harbors, transports, delivers or obtains by any means, another person, intending or knowing that an organ, tissue or other body part of such person will be removed for sale, against such person's will; or (ii) knowingly receives anything of value, directly or indirectly as a result of a violation of clause (i) shall be guilty of organ trafficking and punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 15 years or by a fine of not more than $50,000, or both.
(b) Whoever commits the crime of organ trafficking upon a person under 18 years of age shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for 5 years. Such sentence shall not be reduced to less than 5 years, or suspended, nor shall any person convicted under this subsection be eligible for probation, parole, work release, or furlough or receive any deduction from such sentence for good conduct until having served 5 years of such sentence.