Historical sex abuse (dictionary)

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n Brit.

¹ sexual abuse allegations that go back to a different era.

² the investigation of sexual abuse that may have occurred in past decades.

³ the judging of past sexual actions by current standards and values.

During the course of the Yewtree inquisition, a new term emerged in the British press called, historic/historical sex abuse investigation and allegations as many of the cases went back 50 or 60 years. It has been described as, "putting the past on trial".