sexual abuse


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sexual abuse

n.
Criminal sexual activity, especially that involving a victim below the age of sexual consent or incapable of sexual consent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexual abuse - 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"
Translations
pohlavní zneužívání
seksuelt misbrug
pohlavné zneužitie

sex

(seks) noun
1. either of the two classes (male and female) into which human beings and animals are divided according to the part they play in producing children or young. Jeans are worn by people of both sexes; What sex is the puppy?
2. the fact of belonging to either of these two groups. discrimination on the grounds of sex; (also adjective) sex discrimination.
ˈsexist adjective
showing contempt for the other sex. a very sexist remark.
ˈsexless adjective
neither male nor female.
sexual (ˈsekʃuəl) adjective
concerned with the production of young or children. the sexual organs.
ˈsexually adverb
ˈsexy adjective
having sex appeal.
sexual abuse noun
taking advantage of someone sexually in a cruel way.
sex appeal
the quality of being attractive to people of the other sex. That actress has sex appeal.
sexual harassment noun
touching someone or demanding to have sex with a person against her/his will, or making sexual remarks about a person.
sexual intercourse
the sexual activity between a man and woman that is necessary for the producing of children.
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For more information on the funding programs and a complete list of the cases that Legal-Bay funds, including clergy or Catholic Church sexual abuse cases, sexual harassment in the workplace, boy scout sexual abuse, summer camp sexual abuse, group home sexual abuse/harassment, wrongful termination, and racial discrimination cases, please visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.
On Saturday, the nation was shocked by reports of gang of criminals producing and selling illicit videos of child sexual abuse in Ganda Singh Wala area of Kasur in Punjab province for the last 10 years.
Both girls were murdered by men who had previously viewed child sexual abuse images on the internet.
He adds that younger and weaker inmates are exposed to sexual abuse by older and stronger inmates, and in an effort to stop such abuse the prison considers height, weight, age and the mental states of the inmates when placing them in wards or rooms.
The girl shot herself in her head, as she could no longer take the sexual abuse from Teri's uncle Richard Hayes Stone.
Strategies to eliminate or reduce the risk of sexual abuse of children/teens.
The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich, the Psychosomatics and Psychiatry Department at Zurich's University Children's Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at University Hospital Zurich discovered that sexual abuse is alarmingly widespread in a representative sample of more than 6,000 9th grade students in Switzerland.
Caroline Holloway, NSPCC Craigavon Service Centre Manager, told the BBC that staff were dedicated to helping young people overcome the impact of sexual abuse.
First-degree sexual abuse is a Measure 11 crime that carries a mandatory sentence of six years and three months in prison with no opportunity for early release.
Several previous studies found higher rates of childhood sexual abuse among lesbians, gays, and bisexuals than among heterosexual women and men.
BEIRUT: Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour announced Monday a new plan aimed at addressing cases of sexual abuse in schools and raising awareness on the issue.
Anderson and other well respected psychotherapists, lawyers, and advocates with many years of experience working with male survivors of sexual abuse.