Kidnapping is the act of confining another person against their will, or inducing them to cooperate through deceit or enticement, and taking them to another place with the intent of confining them against their will or keeping them through further deceit. All forms of kidnapping are felonies. The essence of the offense of kidnapping is the secret confinement of the victim. However, the secrecy can relate to the confinement itself, the place of confinement, or both. For example, a parent who kidnaps his children from his ex-wife may not necessarily keep the children confined in a basement somewhere, but nevertheless their location is secret, and will satisfy the statute. Aggravated kidnapping is kidnapping under additional more serious circumstances, such as kidnapping by using a deadly weapon or kidnapping for ransom.