lewd and lascivious

lewd and lascivious

adj., adv. references to conduct which includes people living together who are known not to be married, entertainment which aims at arousing the libido or primarily sexual sensation, open solicitation for prostitution, or indecent exposure of genitalia (which is itself a crime). Due to the tendency of judges to be overly careful in writing about moral and/or sexual matters the definitions have been cloaked in old-fashioned modesty. Today the term usually applies to pornography, prostitution, and indecent acts. (See: pornography, prostitution, indecent exposure)

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Sobonya was being held Tuesday at Ventura County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail on charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child, authorities said.
Those charges included rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under 14, and giving a controlled substance to a minor.
The Puritans, it turns out, banned dancing for fear that it would lead to lewd and lascivious behaviour - and judging by the number of couples who've paired off on Strictly, they probably had a very good point.
The film director, who was said to be looking for girls to model for a spread in Vogue Paris, was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with a number of offenses, including rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor.
Streator was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior.
McLean was charged in San Diego Superior Court in January 2005 with 17 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.
Bigelow III, 58, had been scheduled to go to trial Monday in Worcester Superior Court on four counts of child rape and single counts of indecent assault and battery on a child, assault and battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, threatening to commit a crime and committing a lewd and lascivious act, charges to which he had pleaded not guilty.
Defendant) committed lewd and lascivious battery by encouraging, forcing, or enticing (victim) to engage in [sadomasochistic abuse] [sexual bestiality] [prostitution] [any act involving sexual activity].
In March 1977, a Los Angeles County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Polanski, charging him with furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under fourteen, unlawful sexual intercourse, rape by use of drugs, perversion and sodomy on a person.
Mr Garrido is also being held for investigation of rape by force, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and sexual penetration, a spokesman for the Contra Costa Sheriff 's Department said.
Mordechai Yomtov, 42, pleaded guilty in February 2002 to charges of lewd and lascivious conduct involving a total of three boys, then ages 8 to 10, in 2001-02.
The Tampa, Florida, teacher was charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a child and lewd and lascivious exhibition for having sex with the boy, now 16, in Marion County.