He was sent to jail for molesting children.
It was illegal to molest, capture, or kill any of the animals in the park.
Recent Examples on the WebProsecutors said Zakrzewski molested 16 of the boys and showed pornography to the 17th.—Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 Elsewhere in the interview, Jeezy spoke about being molested during his childhood by a babysitter.—Carl Lamarre, Billboard, 8 Nov. 2023 In one case, the suit states a 15-year-old girl was removed from her home by DCS after being raped and molested by her stepfather.—Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Aug. 2023 The misdemeanors include selling alcohol to minors and annoying or molesting a child younger than 18.—Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 The priest hadn’t technically molested anyone and thus didn’t violate the Orange diocese’s zero-tolerance policy.—Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2023 Police said the boys — who were ages 7, 8 and 11 at the time — were molested between July and December of last year, with each incident occurring at the victims’ homes.—City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2023 In June, Robert Hadden, a longtime former OB-GYN at Columbia University in New York, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for molesting patients over decades.—Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 11 Oct. 2023 Many victims were molested multiple times, per the complaint.—Christina Coulter, Fox News, 8 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French molester, from Latin molestare, from molestus burdensome, annoying; akin to Latin moles mass