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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Records checks revealed that one of the men, a 34-year old Mexican national, had a prior felony conviction for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.
He was previously convicted on charges of engaging in lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age.
In 2014, the legislature created a lewd and lascivious battery classified as a first degree felony if the defendant was 18 years of age or older at the time of the crime and had a prior conviction for an enumerated crime.
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 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.
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.
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.
Under the Clergy Advocacy and Monitoring Program (CAMP), clergy involved in sexual misconduct with an adult or who had been arrested for such things as disorderly conduct or lewd and lascivious behavior would have been subject to a wide variety of restrictions, ranging from unscheduled inspections of their homes by archdiocesan officials and prohibitions on using a computer to mandatory medical treatment.
Jurors found Chartrand not guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation.