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pedophilia

n. an obsession with children as sex objects. Overt acts, including taking sexual explicit photographs, molesting children, and exposing one's genitalia to children are all crimes. The problem with these crimes is that pedophilia is also treated as a mental illness, and the pedophile is often released only to repeat the crimes or escalate the activity to the level of murder. (See: molestation, rape, pornography)

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In a statement on their website Anon United Paedo Hunters say: "We have a dedicated family doing this from around the world and they are passionate about keeping children safe on the internet.
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May-o-number of Theresa May announced VIP paedo hearing On July 7 last year Mrs May announced an independent inquiry to investigate public bodies' handling of child sex abuse claims, a probe chaired by Elizabeth Butler-Sloss.
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