- The forcing of unwanted sexual activity by one person on another, as by the use of threats or coercion.
- Sexual activity that is deemed improper or harmful, as between an adult and a minor or with a person of diminished mental capacity.
sexual abuse - Cultural Definition
Unwanted sexual activity forced on a person by another through coercion or threats.
sexual abuse - Legal Definition
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