Crime comes in all shapes and forms. A lot of crime has to do with money and illegal methods that may be used to obtain it. However, a lot of crime has to do with something else entirely: sex. Sex crimes are a category unto themselves, and there are a lot of different sex crimes out there. If you want to know what exactly constitutes a sex crime, then you need to understand where the illegality of sex crimes comes from. It comes from the fact that such crimes cause harm to the moral fiber of society as a whole.
A sex crime is basically anything that involves sexual acts of a harmful nature. Having sex with someone without their consent for example is the sort of thing that can cause a lot of trauma to people that suffer from it. This act is rape, and it causes damage to society as a whole if it becomes widespread and is not called out and punished whenever it actually does end up happening. Sexual violence is also obviously going to be a sex crime, because it is a sexual version of something that has already been considered illegal and amoral for a very long time: unprovoked violence.
However, not all sex crimes involve this kind of activity. There are sex crimes out there that are very different indeed, sex crimes such as solicitation of a prostitute or something similar to this. These are crimes where consent is not the issue, it is the manner in which this consent was obtained that was the actual problem at hand. Paying for sex is something that erodes the value of sex in general, or at least this is the opinion of the legislators that have outlawed sex work and made it illegal to pay for the services of a sex worker.
Crimes against children are generally the most heavily penalized, and the code mandates for very serious jail terms to be given to people that are actually convicted of these crimes in a court of law. The important thing to remember here is that there are a lot of people that are going to be convicted of sex crimes, and if there is one thing that binds them it is the fact that they all are going to have to deal with getting registered as a sex offender.
When you are forced to register as a sex offender, you are going to have to stay outside of a thousand foot radius of schools. This also applies to facilities where children are taken care of such as children’s hospitals as well as the area where the victim of your crime lives. This is in order to protect children from people that are considered to be sexual deviants and have been convicted of such in a court of law, and it applies whether your victim was a minor or an adult.