sexual abuse

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a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat

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Charged with felony criminal sexual abuse with force, Prakash is free on 25,000-dollar bail, Kaufmann said.
A defendant may be convicted of misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse if he is 17 or older and has consensual sexual intercourse with a victim who is no more than 16 years and 364 days old.
The bill also defines bodily injury and criminal sexual abuse as they pertain to senior citizens, and establishes an Elder Justice Coordinating Council to examine me problem of abuse of the elderly,
have charged Daniel Ginter, 40, with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Given the gravity of the allegations - it's the first time that a Eugene police officer has faced criminal sexual abuse charges - it was fitting that Buchanan publicly announced the allegations at a news conference and that he took the unusual step of announcing the investigation of
Nine months in the making, the 180-page report from the Suffolk County grand jury said, "The response of priests in the diocesan hierarchy to allegations of criminal sexual abuse was not pastoral.
The district court entered judgment for the Bureau, finding that it was appropriate to classify the prisoner based on his state conviction for criminal sexual abuse.
We believe you have evidence of criminal sexual abuse that you are refusing to provide to law enforcement unless compelled to by a court,'' the letter says.
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the province's top court, on July 12, 1996, overturned a 1995 "landmark" ruling of a lower court that held the Diocese of Antigonish responsible for the secret criminal sexual abuse perpetrated by one of its priests.
According to ABC 7, Murasbek Elchiev, of Niles, faces three felony counts -- aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and unlawful restraint.
In July 2007, McCormack, 45, pleaded guilty to five counts of criminal sexual abuse of five boys while he taught and coached basketball at St.