carnal abuse

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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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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.
Jamaican authorities initiated a carnal abuse prosecution of a foreign visitor to Jamaica who allegedly engaged in child sex tourism.