Molestation and other sex crimes against children

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Molestation is the persecution or harassment of someone, usually performed for a sexual gratification.[1] Closely related is the crime of pedophilia, which is a disorder consisting of a sexual desire for sexual gratification by molesting children.[2]

  1. Black's Law Dictionary, 9th Edition (2009)
  2. Black's Law Dictionary, 9th Edition (2009)