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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Heaven forbid a child sex criminal might get a few clatters.
Mason, of Banff, Aberdeenshire, must also register as a sex criminal.
The police have made it clear they were keen to publish information on the sex criminal who has disappeared from their supervision, but were being prevented from doing so by the Crown Office.
Arthur enters the prison by posing as an infamous sex criminal (all it takes is a tattoo and a fake passport), bumps off his quarry then dives off the cliff into the sea, dabbing on a little shark repellent -- which he bought before going to prison -- for those shark-infested waters.
A PSYCHOPATHIC sex criminal claims his human rights are being breached by being made to wear an electronic tag.
They were looking for a sex criminal, not just a violent criminal .
THE police watchdog yesterday released a damning verdict on a force's handling of a sex criminal who murdered teenager Ashleigh Hall.
In Alberta and elsewhere, sexual minorities were progressively marginalized by the conflation of same-sex sexualities with notions of "deviance," "sexual perversion," and a supposed emerging threat: the sex criminal.
Donna Jou was 19 years old when she hopped on the back of a motorcycle driven by John Steven Burgess, 35, a convicted sex criminal, on June 23.
The greatest asset any depraved sex criminal can have is the power of anonymity.
By the time Brocco was cleared, his photo had run in the newspaper as that of a possible sex criminal, and he'd run up several thousand dollars in legal bills.
The post North Korea brands defector from UK embassy sex criminal 'scum' appeared first on Cyprus Mail .