sex offense


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sex offense

n.
A criminal sexual act.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sex offense - 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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Tenders are invited for Sex offense pre-sentence evaluations.
Following Rolf Harris' conviction of the 12 sex offense charges, a spokesman from the British Academy confirmed the removal of his honour.
Findings from these data indicate that registration alone may reduce sex offense recidivism against friends, acquaintances, and neighbors by improving local law enforcement supervision of sex offenders.
Most reports indicate that only between 5 percent and 14 percent of juveniles re-offend with a sex offense.
Under the new law, a person convicted of a sex offense or placed on supervision for a sex offense as defined by the Sex Offender registration Act is barred from accessing or using a social networking website.
2) Most recently, in June 2008, the New York state legislature enacted a statute that requires the Education Commission to automatically and immediately revoke the teaching license and certification of any teacher convicted of a sex offense.
The RRASOR examines four items: (1) the number of prior sex offense convictions or charges, (2) age at release from incarceration, (3) victim gender, and (4) relationship of the offender to the victim.
Among its provisions are tougher sentencing guidelines for sex offenders, requirements that sex offenders convicted of felonies be monitored by global positioning satellite systems, lengthening parole terms, and adding five years for someone using drugs on their victim in committing a sex offense.
The city would deny a license if the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor sex offense in the previous five years or has ever been convicted of a felony sex offense.
The court found that the offender's Eighth Amendment rights were not violated by a requirement that he participate in a treatment program that required him to admit that he had committed a sex offense, or forego visitation privileges with his child and the opportunity to earn good time credits at the higher rate available to other prisoners.
Apparently, a man who was convicted of a sex offense falsely gave Mansfield's address to the authorities, who didn't make much of an effort to confirm the information before mailing out the letters.
However, the prevalence of plea bargaining in any criminal justice system has created a significant group of offenders who plead guilty to non-sex offense crimes if sex offense crimes are dismissed -- usually when there are problems proving a sex offense.