1‘the crowd were shouting abuse and molesting the police officers’
harass, harry, pester, beset, persecute, torment, plague
North American informal roust
2‘he was charged with molesting a ten-year-old boy’
abuse, sexually abuse, assault, sexually assault, interfere with, rape, violate, attack, hurt, harm, injure
informal maul, grope, paw
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.