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per·vert

(per'vert), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
One who practices perversions.
See also: deviant (2).

pervert

[pur′vərt]
Etymology: L, pervertere
1
Usage notes: (informal)
a person whose sexual pleasure is derived from stimuli almost universally regarded as unnatural, such as a fetishist or sadomasochist; a paraphiliac.
2 one whose sexual behavior deviates from a social or statistical norm but is not necessarily pathologic.

pervert

(pĕr-vĕrt′) [L. pervetere, to turn the wrong way]
1. To turn from the normal; to misuse.
2. One who has turned from the normal or socially acceptable path, esp. sexually.
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Vinny Bolina, spokesman for West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: "We can confirm that Zaid Malik and Roger Brown have been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and will be appearing before Birmingham magistrates for a first hearing on June 17.
David Paul Moat is charged with one count of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
David Paul Moat is charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Kevin Houston, aged 49, of Longford Road, Longford pleaded guilty to blackmail and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and was sentenced to nine years.
He was quickly spotted and fled back to Britain shortly after and when he was uncovered, the pervert attacked a photographer breaking his camera.
Police are investigating whether the girl was targeted by a pervert she may have unwittingly met on the social networking site.
He was opening the prosecution case at the trial of Huntley, 29, and his ex-girlfriend Maxine Carr, who is accused of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and assisting an offender.
THE Government must order a full inquiry immediately into our shocking revelations today about a child sex porn pervert.
Constance Briscoe, handed an honorary doctorate by the University of Wolverhampton, is currently serving a 16-month jail sentence for trying to pervert the course of justice.
A legal judgment in 2007 said sentencing should depend on three factors - the "seri-ousness of the substantive offence to which the perverting of the course of justice related, the degree of persistence and the effect of the attempt to pervert the course of justice on the course of justice itself".
THREE people were sentenced for at Warwick Crown Court for offences including the possession of firearms and conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
In addition, he has been charged with deception, sexual assault, cruelty to animals, perverting the course of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice.