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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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Talking to media, Sheikh said that Ibrahim Haideri has become a Kasur of Karachi where minor children including girls are being subjected to molestation and torture.
He lamented the efforts of the Punjab government to curb child molestation because in Pakistan 4-5 children become the victims of child molestation on a daily basis, while the government does nothing.
Denying these reports, T Suneel Kumar, Bengaluru Police Commissioner, said, "There have been no cases of molestation.
is sensitive enough to be taught in schools and direct enough to empower children to keep themselves safe from molestation or to get help to stop it.
Meanwhile, the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi in a statement in Srinagar condemned the molestation of the nurse.
The lecture underscored that a child is prone to molestation from a young age of two years.
Instead of charging with molestation, our people booked the man wrongly for rape," the city police chief said.
BJP Mahila Morcha chief Smriti Irani led a delegation of her party to the NCW to press for action against the culprits of the molestation case and also seek answers to certain issues like naming of the victim by the NCW team.
He underscored the need for carrying out a massive public campaign against crimes of rape and molestation with the participation of imams, university professors, schoolteachers and the general public.
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.
The 36-year-old former border protection officer was found guilty of 317 counts of child molestation.