sexual abuse

Definitions of sexual abuse
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: sex crime, sex offense, sexual assault
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    the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
    date rape
    rape in which the rapist is known to the victim (as when they are on a date together)
    carnal abuse, statutory rape
    sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)
    type of:
    regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense
    crimes created by statutes and not by common law
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