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molestation

n. the crime of sexual acts with children up to the age of 18, including touching of private parts, exposure of genitalia, taking of pornographic pictures, rape, inducement of sexual acts with the molester or with other children, and variations of these acts by pedophiles. Molestation also applies to incest by a relative with a minor family member, and any unwanted sexual acts with adults short of rape. (See: pedophilia, rape)

molestation

noun abuse, aggravation, annoyance, bother, disturbance, ill treatment, ill usage, inconvenience, interference, interruption, intrusion, irritation, meddling, mistreatment, nuisance, oppression, vexation
See also: abuse, disturbance, mischief, nuisance

MOLESTATION, Scotch law, The name of an action competent to the proprietor of a landed estate, against those who disturb his possession, It is chiefly used in questions of commonty, or, of controverted marches. Ersk. Prin. B. 4, t. 1, n. 48.

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8220;Child molestation has been ignored long enough.
Convicting Mughal, Sessions Judge Vrushali Joshi said a case of murder, molestation and criminal trespass has been proved against him, following which the accused silently nodded.
He demanded a fair probe into the three shameful molestation cases.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, termed the report about the molestation of a nurse by the Head of Health Department as an extreme case of moral bankruptcy and a cause of serious concern.
They said the important factors that cause or lead to child abuse are the parents' failure to keep a watch on their wards, showing sex scenes in media, laying undue confidence in people close to the children like domestic helpers and relatives, not educating children about child abuse, and children's fear of reporting molestation incidents to parents.
The local police should have booked the arrested man for mere molestation.
A case of molestation has been registered in Barakhamba Road police station.
Lawyer Omar Al-Khouli noted that there is no specific law to deal with cases of molestation and rape in the Kingdom.
Likewise, the Punjab government has also continuously failed to implement pledges of stern action against criminals of child molestation, trying them under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
an application in relation to himself, that is to say he does not allege that he suffered harassment, molestation, pestering or intimidation at the hands of the mother and as such would not be granted an order under the 1998 Order.
And he faces 17 years for each of 100 counts of molestation, these to be served concurrently.