unlawful carnal knowledge


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Noun1.unlawful carnal knowledge - forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals
carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, copulation, intercourse, relation, congress - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
extramarital sex, free love - sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another
incest - sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry (as between a parent and a child)
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His record included cases of attempted unlawful carnal knowledge and lewd and libidinous practices.
He was convicted in April 2006 at Belfast Crown Court of indecent assault and unlawful carnal knowledge following an attack in Co Down on a girl aged 13 and her 15-year-old sister who has learning difficulties.
The defendant, who is now 43, pleaded guilty in the Townsville Magistrates Court to four counts of unlawful carnal knowledge of a child under 16.
O'Donnell, from Falmore, Dungloe in Co Donegal, pleaded guilty to 19 counts of sexual assault and unlawful carnal knowledge between 1978 and 1987.
In 1999, Warren sentenced a Pitcairn man named Ricky Quinn to 100 days jail for unlawful carnal knowledge of a 15-year-old Pitcairn girl.
He pleaded guilty to three charges of unlawful carnal knowledge on dates between September 2 and December 29, 2007.
The 71-year-old child molester was jailed for 10 years in 2003 for attempted rape, attempted unlawful carnal knowledge and indecent assault.
He was given a three-year sentence for indecent assault and unlawful carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old and also a three-year probation term.
In all he admitted a total of 23 charges including assault, unlawful carnal knowledge, indecent assault, gross indecency and inciting a child to commit gross indecency.
The man saw his conviction for unlawful carnal knowledge with a 12-year-old girl thrown out as the offence no longer existed.