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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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"During questioning, the suspect alleged that he used to lure the boy to his car on the pretext of teaching him how to drive would, and would molest him in the back seat.
"The mother claiming that she saw the maid molest her son with the side of her eye is unreasonable."
As per the FIR registered at Shah Gharib police station, six-year-old daughter of a labourer was playing in the street near his house when the suspect lured her to a cattle pen and molested her.
A man is accused of conning his way into a children's play area at a mall so that he could molest the kids inside.
The Straits Times said Razak lured some of his victims during his rounds by asking them to help retrieve items from letter boxes in exchange for treats like coins and ice cream, and then took them to secluded spots to molest them.
State police commissioner Jeffrey Miller said the 32-year-old, who later shot himself, may have planned to molest girls at the Amish school, but police had no evidence he actually did.
Charles Roberts, 32, may have planned to molest the girls at the Amish school, but police have no evidence that he actually did, State Police Commissioner Jeffrey Miller said.
the myth of homosexuality and podophilia It is a common misperception that gays are more likely to molest children than heterosexuals.
And sadly, among those contributing to the revival of that tired old myth are decent, honorable gay Catholic priests themselves, who don't molest anybody but who, by their frightened silence and refusal to stand up for themselves, are inadvertently allowing the smear to go unchallenged.
He developed a relationship with the child and with the child's parents all designed to take advantage, abuse, and molest the child.
What is barbaric is what I have done to so many children; refusing to castrate me is barbaric to the children I will molest. Mandatory castration of sex offenders, whether for their first, second, or third conviction of a sex offense, is currently a violation of the United States Constitution because it is considered "cruel and unusual punishment." But no punishment is crueler or more unusual than the pain I have caused my victims.
"However, he acted like he did not know anything and claimed he did not molest my seven-year-old girl.