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to approach for the purpose of speech

to meet face-to-face, especially defiantly

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approach with an offer of sexual favors

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Hawes pleaded guilty to two counts of accosting or annoying a person of the opposite sex and five counts of distributing obscene matter.
Blocking access to a clinic does not deserve protection, but verbally accosting clinic patrons does.
My office is committed to stopping sexual predators from accosting our children on the Internet or subjecting them to harmful images," said Cox.
Police said the robbers are apparently waiting in the hillside residential area of the San Fernando Valley for people to come home, then accosting them in their garages.
Woolley, of Formosa Road, Fazakerley, claimed she was mistaken for another woman she saw with Campbell accosting Mr Bhandari outside the Odeon Cinema, Chester.
Heidenreich was charged with one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes, a 10-year felony, and two counts of using a computer to distribute obscene matter to a minor, both four-year felonies.
We're not accosting people or trying to be vicious, we're just trying to have our voices heard,'' said Jeff Farthing, a 22-year-old clerk.
Allen faces eight felony charges stemming from Thursday's arrest including: four counts of using the Internet to communicate with an underage persona for the purpose of attempting to commit the crime of Children - Accosting for Immoral Purposes, a ten-year and/or $5,000 felony; and four counts of using the Internet to communicate with an underage persona for the purpose of attempting to commit Distribution of Obscene Matter to a Minor, a four-year and/or $5,000 felony.
At the time Unick of his Los Angeles conviction, he had been also been sentenced to a six-year suspended sentence in Ventura County for accosting a 13-year-old girl at a department store inside the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks in 2000.
A day after verbally accosting referee Steve Javie, then reportedly smashing a VCR in the locker room, O'Neal calmly vowed to adjust his game.
Frankie Valli also said Sofsky acted like a maniac, accosting the celebrity diners and causing the singer to fear for their safety.
Mendoza said bank robbers have used the technique of accosting bank employees who arrive at work before it opens to gain access to the money.