carnal abuse

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Related to carnal abuse: carnal knowledge
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carnal abuse - any lascivious contact by an adult with the sexual organs of a child (especially not involving sexual intercourse)
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
2.carnal abuse - sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)
ravishment, rape, assault, violation - the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
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These acts include verbal harassment, threatening acts, hateful discourse, giving unfavorable nicknames to people, sending disturbing messages via mail or electronic means or on the phone, abusive graffiti, physical attack, group attack, robbery, theft, extortion, carnal abuse, rape, molestation, intimidation, violence, domestic violence, arson or other forms of damage.
Both Zapata and Daza are accused of carnal abuse of a minor under 14-years-old, and the enforcement of prostitution.
The government charged a foreign visitor that was alleged to have engaged in child sex tourism in June 2009 with carnal abuse, which actually carries higher penalties than child sex tourism.