sexually abuse
index molest (subject to indecent advances)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • abuse — 1 noun 1 (C, U) the use of something in a way that it should not be used (+ of): government officials abuse of power | open to abuse (=able or likely to be used in the wrong way): The city s metro system is open to abuse by fare dodgers. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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