Current through P.L. 118-22 with Court Rules updates (published on www.congress.gov on 12/01/2023)
Section 25 - Use of minors in crimes of violence(a) DEFINITIONS.-In this section, the following definitions shall apply:(1) CRIME OF VIOLENCE.-The term "crime of violence" has the meaning set forth in section 16.(2) MINOR.-The term "minor" means a person who has not reached 18 years of age.(3) USES.-The term "uses" means employs, hires, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces.(b) PENALTIES.-Any person who is 18 years of age or older, who intentionally uses a minor to commit a crime of violence for which such person may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, or to assist in avoiding detection or apprehension for such an offense, shall-(1) for the first conviction, be subject to twice the maximum term of imprisonment and twice the maximum fine that would otherwise be authorized for the offense; and(2) for each subsequent conviction, be subject to 3 times the maximum term of imprisonment and 3 times the maximum fine that would otherwise be authorized for the offense.Added Pub. L. 108-21, title VI, §601 [(a)], Apr. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 686.