Historically, the word abduction was a crime in early common law that occurred when someone took a female person away from their parents. Usually, the female person was only classified as abducted if she was below a certain age, such as 16 or 18. Moreover, this taking must have been done without consent through the use of fraud, persuasion, or violence. Abduction also, sometimes, required the purpose of the taking to be for marriage, prostitution, or some other type of illicit sex. However, in common usage, the term abduction simply means to kidnap or take away a person without that person's consent, usually a child. In the modern criminal law context, abduction refers to the act of leading a person away by force or fraudulent persuasion, but some jurisdictions add additional elements such as the abductee must be a child, or the intent of the abductor must be to marry the abductee, defile the abductee, or to force the abductee into prostitution.