- rape, sexual assault, or sexual molestation.
Also called sex abuse.
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Examples from the Web for sex abuse
Sexual-abuse advocates voiced their frustration at seeing Sandusky in the spotlight again.NBC’s Jerry Sandusky Debacle
March 26, 2013
Sexual-abuse survivor Daleen Berry is grateful—but can we stop talking about Paterno now?NCAA Sanctions: Let’s Forget About Football Now
July 23, 2012
But sexual-abuse advocates say his track record is no surprise.Did Jerry Sandusky Molest His Son Matt?
June 22, 2012
Unwanted sexual activity forced on a person by another through coercion or threats.
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