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Texas Penal Code

TITLE 5. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON

 

CHAPTER 20A. TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS

 

 

Sec. 20A.01.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:

(1)  "Child" means a person younger than 18 years of age.

(1-a)  "Coercion" as defined by Section 1.07 includes:

(A)  destroying, concealing, confiscating, or withholding from a trafficked person, or threatening to destroy, conceal, confiscate, or withhold from a trafficked person, the person's actual or purported:

(i)  government records; or

(ii)  identifying information or documents;

(B)  causing a trafficked person, without the person's consent, to become intoxicated, as defined by Section 49.01, to a degree that impairs the person's ability to appraise the nature of or resist engaging in any conduct, including performing or providing labor or services; or

(C)  withholding alcohol or a controlled substance to a degree that impairs the ability of a trafficked person with a chemical dependency, as defined by Section 462.001, Health and Safety Code, to appraise the nature of or resist engaging in any conduct, including performing or providing labor or services.