Molestation and Its Punishments                                                                                                                                

It includes a broad variety of behaviors, such as caressing, fondling, exposing oneself, displaying graphic content, or having sex with a minor.

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Molestation is the term used to describe any sexual assault or other improper behavior committed against a child or a person who is incapable of consenting.

Molestation laws are intended to safeguard the weak, offer recompense for victims, and prevent future instances of these destructive behaviors.

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Abusers are frequently imprisoned to safeguard the neighborhood and, ideally, help the offenders turn their lives around. 

The state or location is also a factor in this requirement. Despite being based on circumstantial evidence, sex crime punishment frequently ensures the victims receive justice.

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The reason for this is that, for the most part, the federal government has left it up to the states to adopt their own criminal laws.

Code 1950, Section 46-263; 1958, Chapter 541, Section 46.1-258; 1972, Chapter 528; 1984, Chapter 126; 1989, Chapter 727; 2015, Chapters 502, 503.