When sex crimes accusations are reported in the media, the nature of the offenses is usually severe. This may lead some people to believe that only violent or aggressive actions can be prosecuted as sex crimes. However, there are many non-violent, seemingly commonplace actions that can be classified as sex crimes.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of these types of crimes is that they do not always involve physical contact. A common example is an indecent exposure crime, otherwise known as “flashing.” Although this action does not necessarily involve physical contact, it can still be classified as a sex crime by the state of Texas. This is only one example of some seemingly common actions that can be considered sex crimes.