Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is any sort of non-consensual sexual contact. When that force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or molester. Persistent sexual abuse. N. Y. Penal Law § 130.53 A person is guilty of persistent


Parents have the legal obligation to give support to their children. Failure to provide support is considered a crime known as “criminal non-support of a child”. Non-Support of a Child in the First Degree. N.Y. Pen. Law § 260.06 A person is guilty of non-support of a child in the first degree when being a

SELF-ABORTION (NYPL 125.50-125.55)

Abortion in the United States has been legal in every state since the United States Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973. In 1970, New York passed the most permissive abortion law in America, one that defined the state as the country’s abortion refuge. The law made it possible for women to terminate their pregnancies for

Sex offenses: definitions of terms (NYPL 130.00)

Article 130 governs the prosecution of sexual offenses in New York. In New York there are different levels of risk under the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA). After you are sentenced, you will have a SORA hearing. An assessment will be made of your level or risk to the community based on factors such as your

Prostitution (NYPL 230.00)

Prostitute is derived from the latin prostituta. Some sources cite the verb as a composition of “pro” meaning “up front” or “forward” and “situere”, defined as “to offer up for sale”. Another explanation is that prostituta is a composition of “pro” and “statuere ”, defined as “to stand, place erect”. The crime of “commercial sex” is the business or practice