Sexual assault is characterized in the Criminal Code of Canada as an unauthorized sexual act or conduct that infringes upon the sexual autonomy of the victim, involving any part of the body.

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Sexual interference is the act of touching, either directly or through an object, any part of a minor under the age of 16, with a sexual intent.

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Soliciting involves two specific illegal activities: causing obstruction or disturbance to the flow of traffic, whether pedestrian or vehicle, in public or visible places, and the act of communicating for the objective of securing sexual services in return for some form of compensation.

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Invitation to sexual touching constitutes a criminal offence where an individual encourages, advises, or prompts a minor under the age of 16 to touch, whether with a part of the body or with an object, anyone's body, including their own, with a sexual purpose.

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Sexual exploitation is the illegal conduct by someone in a position of trust or authority towards a minor, involving the act of touching or promoting the touching of themselves or others for a sexual purpose, as per Section 153(1) of the Criminal Code.

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Voyeurism is the act of obtaining sexual gratification by observing or recording people who are in private situations without their knowledge or consent, such as when they are undressing, naked, or participating in sexual acts.

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Procuring sexual services describes the criminal offence of persuading or forcing an individual to engage in sexual activities for monetary gain, narcotics, or other benefits, as outlawed under Section 286.3 of the Criminal Code. This also includes actions such as hiding or supporting someone who is involved in the exchange of sexual services for money or managing their movements.

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Obscenity in Canadian law, as defined in section 163 of the Criminal Code, involves the creation, dissemination, or possession of material that is deemed to be obscene. This pertains to content that excessively exploits themes of sex, criminal activity, terror, brutality, or violence.

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