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What constitutes a sex crime under New York law?

Sex crime is an umbrella term that refers to many different types of sexual offenses that can be classified as felonies or misdemeanors under the New York Penal Code. A sex crime is an offense in which a person is accused of making some sort of unlawful contact with the intimate parts of another person without their consent.

Some examples of sex crimes include sexual assault, sexual abuse, rape, internet solicitation and child pornography. An offense does not have to involve sexual intercourse in order for it to be considered a sex crime. Additionally, consent is not always straightforward in sex crimes as it is not just limited to explicit permission.

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