sex crime

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sex crime

n.
A criminal sexual offense, such as rape or sexual abuse, that is identified by law as especially inimical to public decency and safety.

sex criminal n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sex crime - a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault"
molestation - the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
ravishment, rape, assault, violation - the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense - crimes created by statutes and not by common law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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In particular, the government vowed to implement tougher laws against sex crimes, including an extension of statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases from the current seven-year threshold to 10 years.
Police were called to investigate 215 sex crimes between April and November last year.
Investigatory delays meant 45 per cent of those accused of sex crimes appeared in court more than 10 months after being reported by police.
Last year 5,653 child sex crimes committed against children as young as three had an online element.
NSPCC Cymru/Wales, which contacted all four police forces in Wales, discovered there were 690 recorded child sex crimes in 2016-17.
In total, there were 5,653 child sex crimes recorded in 2016/17 involving the internet, equivalent to around 15 each day.
This was almost three times the average number of child sex crimes recorded for the three previous years.
Such arguments are not ' sexy' enough for the media and usually results in one being labelled an ' apologist' for child sex crimes.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A report released by the Ministry of Justice General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses (CTE) indicates that there has been a significant increase in drug-related crimes, theft and homicide and sex crimes between 2009 and 2013.
NEW ORLEANS -- In the latest blow to New Orleans' troubled Police Department, a city inspector general's report claims five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of more than 1,000 cases of sex crimes and child abuse -- with one detective being cited for stating a belief that simple rape should not be considered a crime.
The shake–up resulted in 50 recommendations aimed at improving prosecutions of sex crimes.
Indonesia's health minister has proposed the introduction of chemical castration to punish pedophiles in the world's most populous Muslim nation, following a string of headline-grabbing child sex crimes.