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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

(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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Banton and Brandon Crosdale, both 18, from Fleetwood Close, admitted perverting the course of public justice.
| Ayan Ahmed, 39, of Mickleton Road, Solihull, is charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and perverting the course of justice.
His former wife Vicky Pryce denied a charge of perverting the course of justice.
David Bennett, 35, of Condron Road, Litherland, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.
Ferry pleaded not guilty to two charges of perverting the course of justice.
Matthews appeared with Michael Donovan, 40, who is already charged with nine-year-old Shannon's kidnap and false imprisonment and with perverting the course of justice.
He is also charged with perverting the course of justice, the court heard.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: 'This morning we have arrested a man and a woman from the Cambridge area for offences of perverting the course of justice.'
JAILED former Tory MP Jeffrey Archer is to appeal against his sentence and conviction for perjury and perverting the course of justice.
He was cleared of conspiracy to defraud McGill in relation to the transfer, and two counts of perverting the course of justice relating to a civil claim in the High Court which followed.
A South Wales Police spokesman said in a statement issued on Wednesday evening: "Police have arrested a 48-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman from the Swansea area on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and money laundering offences."
Jones, of Sewall Highway, and his Liverpool-based lawyer Nicholas Marray stood accused of perverting the course of justice over claims they planned to pay a backhander to a Tamworth man they thought could blow Miss Vervoort's allegations against Jones "wide open".