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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CAMPAIGNERS last night demanded an overhaul of sex crime prosecutions after victims described the court system as "worse than being raped".
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However, there were discrepancies between the different military branches, with inconsistencies apparent between how sex crime accusations were treated in the Marines and the Air Force.
He is rightly angry that the courts allowed him to be named as an accused charged with a sex crime against a minor.
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Summary: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will learn whether he is to be extradited to Sweden to face sex crime allegations.
Under Wisconsin law, false imprisonment of a minor is considered a sex crime, even if it does not involve sex in anyway.
Maintaining anonymous charges enables the military authorities to avoid keeping comprehensive records, which in turn allows officials to evade responsibility for transparent reporting of assaults and of prosecutions -- and thus not to prosecute sex crime in any serious, systematic way.
The appeals court reversed and remanded, finding that the state was required to provide procedural due process before imposing sex offender registration and therapy as conditions of release of a prisoner who had never been convicted of a sex crime.