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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)

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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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LAHORE: On the directives issued by Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif, a four-member committee has been constituted to probe the incidents of child molestation in Jaranwala.Chief Minister's Inspection Team (CMIT) Chairman Abdul Jabbar Shaheen will head the committee which also includes Sheikhupura regional police officer (RPO) Zulfiqar Hameed, an expert of Punjab Forensic Science Agency and Punjab police officer.
After the recent horrendous incidents such as that happened in Kasur, Mardan, Kohat and other cities, it is pragmatically required on the part of respective authorities to do the needful to protect the children from sexual abuse and molestation. Though child abuse or molestation is considered a taboo subject in our society but there is no doubt that this curse is widespread and playing with the life of our children.