noun Police Slang.
the perpetrator of a crime. Unabridged

perp. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
perp (pɜːp)
informal (US), (Canadian) a person who has committed a crime
[C20: from perpetrate]

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Example sentences
To say that none but the perp are guilty means that nobody has a legal or moral
  duty to intervene or report this behavior.
He was perp walked and then sent to jail, where he was subjected to humiliating
  leaks by law enforcement officials.
Investors in those funds can't be unhappy about seeing their managers doing the
  perp walk.
Imagine if the researchers had been studying planetary atmospheres, and the
  perp was using a butane lighter.
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