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The intentional touching of a victim’s, defendant’s, or any other person’s intimate parts, or the intentional touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of a victim’s, defendant’s or any other person’s intimate parts, if that intentional touching can be reasonably construed as being for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification

sexual offense

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Any legally prohibited sexual behavior, including, e.g., exhibitionism, necrophilia, rape, and sexual abuse of a minor.
Synonym: sex crime
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But even if registration and notification laws succeed at reducing the relative incidence of crimes against particular classes of victims believed to be especially vulnerable, one cannot assume that the overall recidivism rate--much less the sex offense rate across the board--has also fallen.
Even more concerning, many juvenile sex offenses go undetected.
Moreover, at least according to several New York legislators, it is likely a rare case in which a school district would know of a previous sex offense conviction and decide to hire the teacher anyway.
On the other hand, the court is requiring one more hoop for staff to jump through while trying to prevent sex offenses by offenders released back into the community.
This information usually includes offenders' photographs, biographical data, and information about their previous sex offenses.
In further analyses, crimes are grouped into six broader categories in order to compare retarded and non-retarded subjects charged with a sex offense.
But the department agrees that the site does not differentiate much between types of sex offenses committed.
He is required to disclose where he is working, and he definitely did not do that (on his sex offense registration),'' said LAPD Detective Diane Webb, who is part of a team that tracks San Fernando Valley sex offenders.
In addition, about 100 Antelope Valley residents must register for lesser sex offenses, such as indecent exposure, pornography convictions or spousal rape.
Lingo said the concentration will begin on the high-risk offenders with at least one felony conviction for a sex offense and other violent felony convictions.
Attempts or assaults to commit rape by force or threat of force are also included; however, statutory rape (without force) and other sex offenses are excluded.
6 percent) of those known to police to have committed sex offenses against minors.