the crime of having unlawful sexual contact with someone (but not full sexual relations), especially with children (and, in some jurisdictions, between men)
He was cleared of two counts of indecency with a child.
the state of being offensive and shocking to most people, especially in a sexual way. In some jurisdictions, the term is used to describe material that is broadcast or published.
Legislation allowing fines for indecency against US TV and radio broadcasters to be increased by 15 times the current level has been approved.