Do you think you can call someone a sexual predator if they meet the legal definition of a sexual predator?

So if the law says someone is a sexual predator, is it valid to call them a sexual predator or do you need more information or see actual harm from the person to call them that?

I had this argument yesterday, and he told me for someone to be a sexual predator they need to use force, but in my opinion they don't.
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  • Legally yes they are but legally if a kid takes snap his/her dick or pussy they a sexual predator and they also victim.
    Morally/Ethicially if they later teens 16 17 its ok big age difference creepy though. Unless you drug them or force them or they under 15 its not sexual predator most people.
    Cops dont give fuck if girl gets raped theyll rarely do anything but if girls parents call because boyfriend in 20s and she 17 cops will care too so law isn't very reliable anyway.

  • I'm pretty sure the term sexual predator means just about anything including just flashing your genitals, so I think you could be a sexual predator without even touching someone let alone using force.

    Using force I think would be sexual assault, which I believe would still earn you the same title of sexual predator

    • According to Marian Webster dictionary, sexual predator is someone who commits a violent sexual offense. He said they are talking about actual violence, and not legal definition.

    • No matter how gently you bend her over and how gently you slide it in it's still in my mind considered violent to, you know"force" them to except unwanted penatration. What is he claiming as long as you dont literally beat and bruise the victim it's not violent?

    • Basically as long as you don't use actual force. I argued law is enough for someone to become a predator and exploiting someone makes you a predator, but he said the teenager would exploit the situation for themselves, so it's mutual. I think there is a difference between exploiting someone and exploiting a situation. This is for a boy and an woman

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  • Well there's the legal term, and then there are literal definitions. If you think about animals in the wild, a predator hunts prey. They're called that even before they hunt and kill anything. They prey. They're predators. That's what they do. We sometimes call people predators based on their bad behaviour of seeking out someone (or others) for their own selfish reasons, regardless if it's harmful to the other person (or people). We use the term loosely, but we know what it refers to.

    Today, a predator is identified as such with the intent to harm, but that's not enough to put them behind bars. I usually think of people who groom others with the intention to cause them harm or cause trouble is a predator, but that's mainly going by the literal term. If the law sees it differently, then so be it, but it doesn't change how we socially identify someone.

    It's like the word rape. A lot of people use it in a playful way, such as a woman telling her friend: "Scott was an animal last night, I let him rape me over and over." It's not the definition of rape, but rather used as a euphemism to give some added drama to explaining something. We often use words in different ways that are either legally or literally incorrect these days. I like to think that most people know the difference when we do.

  • Force is not an issue, per se. A sexual predator doesn't need a gun or bat to rape someone. People can be coerced because they're emotionally fragile, extremely young or former victims of assault. A woman can be talked into thinking sex with a predator is a good idea. It's easy to get confused.
    You can never SEE emotional harm, unless the victim is acting out in bizarre ways.
    Most rape victims quietly suffer and eventually get over the initial assault. But they remember it FOREVER.
    There are also sexual predators who don't even TOUCH anyone. They exchange sexual pictures of MINORS and send them around the internet worldwide. These children are exploited and it tars their minds for decades. They are trafficked.
    If a person is performing such acts, they are a sexual predator, whether convicted or not.
    And here is the GIANT fact. Rapists and exploiters NEVER consider themselves rapists or exploiters. It's always someone ELSE who is worse than them.
    It is VERY DIFFICULT to cure pedophiles and rapists. It usually is impossible. For the FEW who decide NOT to rape or exploit people again, they often say they didn't know what they were doing. They are in mostly permanent denial.
    You will hear men say repeatedly, that little girl wanted it. She enjoyed having me take pictures of her naked!
    And there are cases where teen agers DO want to have sex with older men. OR they THINK that's what they want.
    Most children who decide to have sex with people 10 15 and 20 plus years older than them are looking for LOVE, not sex. They didn't get it at their homes of origin, so they take it in ANY FORM THEY CAN GET IT.
    This is the tragedy. Usually, it isn't until decades later they realize what happened to them. It's extremely sad. Be glad this didn't happen to you and you had parents who kept you SAFE!

    • I think it's more common for men to stay the boys enjoyed it.

    • Boys enjoyed being RAPED? By the priests and coaches and Boy Scout leaders? These are stupid men who've never been sexually assaulted. And ignorant ones to boot.

    • No they see any boy would enjoy it with an older woman which might be true, but the woman is a sick pervert nonetheless

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  • I once worked with a guy who was convicted multiple times for possessing and sharing child porn, made my skin crawl. He was classified as a sexual predator, he didn't use physical force (that we know of), but he sure as hell deserves the label.

  • That's a tricky one, just because there are many ways to be labeled a sexual predator even if nothing sexual was committed. For example, in some cases, if you are caught using the restroom out in a public area you can get labeled a sexual predator in the system which I can say is not fair especially if that will follow them a long way.

  • well, when you are a manager and the law says that an employee was a prisoner, you believe it, so why wouldn't you if the law said that they were a sexual predator.

  • Predation is more about ensnaring prey, than it is about aggression or force. You don't have to beat the target; you just have to entrap or ensnare the target. If such ensnaring is your goal, this is predatory.

    Look at predatory loans, for example. They don't have to start out by mugging you outright.

  • You definitely don't need to use force. Like if you do that to a child who doesn't understand what's going on, you might not need force. But someone who's maybe high school aged, you'd most likely have to force them, honestly I could still see a situation where you wouldn't need to.

  • As far as I am concerned it's just semantics. If they are acting predatory in nature and sexual with children I don't really care what the Law says they are a sexual predator and green lit when they get locked up. He wouldn't have time to explain himself.

  • Your right a sexual predator seeks out the most vunrable people who can be easily gnoomed to the point of a kind of brainwashing They could force them but its more the victim gives themselves through belief that they should

  • I don't get it - you're asking if we should call a spade a spade?

  • I think this whole sexual predator witch Hunt nonsense is insane and it's supposed to be beneath the standards of American, people but apparently the Salem Witch trials is in Vogue again.
    I resent the word sex being used in association with anything negative or criminal or violent or unwholesome. I don't announce the existence of sex crimes or sex criminals or sexual predators. If a person causes harm to another person that's not sex that's something else. Like rape is not a sex crime is he violent invasive assaultive a person's body that is not sex it is not sexual it is obscene to say that it is. Assault and sex do not mean the same thing to me.
    As far as what you can call people, you can call people anything you want, but if you want to refer to my question about what this movie is thinking teach us about life we are what we do.
    When people call each other names when they put labels on each other it's bad for everyone all around. had no respect for people who called the people names or put labels on them or judge them without knowing anything about them. the only time I'm good just someone as if they've done something specifically to me or if I happen to be one of 12 people on a jury pool selection. I did that twice so far in my life being on jury selection and I took that responsibility very seriously. Never called anyone names during that time and I didn't make any assumptions until all the evidence was weighed and our votes were tallied. that was the only time that I had to write to judge someone and it was my responsibility to do so not only for the sake of the victim but for the sake of the accused. In this culture having so in judge you supposed to be a good thing if it's one of your peers because it means that someone who's like yourself is determining your fate rather than someone removed from that situation. That's why they say being judged by jury of your peers that's the only time I'll judge someone is because that's the only time I have the right to do so. As far as people who hurt other people regardless of their age that's not okay and if children are involved then I would rather be safe than sorry then remove kids from a potentially hazardous situation, but I would still not want to make accusations if I didn't have proof. This isn't to say that it's no one should have suspicions of someone if there's a good reason to have suspicion but when you go up to them and start calling them names and stuff and start saying let's call this person's sexual predator, let's call this person a terrorist, that makes me uncomfortable. There are real criminals out there, and they're real threats to people's safety enough, without having to risk criminalizing someone unjustly, and criminalizing anyone without the benefit of a trial by jury, this isn't cool.
    Even if a person is found guilty, name calling and mud slinging is benieth me, for the most part. Unfortunately, I am human, and sometimes I do stupid s*** just like everyone else.

  • Yeah

  • I don’t know enough about this topic to answer intelligently

  • Yes you can. Isn't that the thing with most cases? For eg, you meet the requirements of that thing so you can be referred to as a person who is involved in that thing.

    • Yh I said if you are prosecuted for a sex crime you are a sexual predator, he argued that's wrong as law is not reality but nature is.

  • Yes if the laws permit that they are considered a sex predator?

    • That's what I agree but the guy argued law is false and biology matters as he claimed all teens can consent

  • Law calls them such so yes

  • You are correct. They need not use force to be s sexual predator. Just look at Prince Andrew or Donald trump.

    • Or joe biden and bill clinton all sides are rapists trump was just one in a series mistakes. Trump did use force too. not that pornstar lady but the women he raped/bought from epstein.

  • Well yea. Unless it's me of course.

    • I answered the question about self righteous this way? Hmm. Am i seeing questions not there?

    • Well you answered it correctly. You probably dont know who I am but does telling a raunchy story to a helpline ring a bell?😠

    • No, this answer was for another question... Wait a minute. Are you who i think? Please speak in private message to me on that. Please. I mean i think you are the person.

  • Probably. To be honest the legal definition is really the only definition. It's not like there's a common age of consent throughout the entire world.

  • Hmm inthink u need proof but I dont think u need force to be a predator. A lot of them using grooming and underhanded methods

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