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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 fact, he said, in all the years that he has been part of the CBCP National Matrimonial Tribunal he has yet to handle a pedophilia case involving a Filipino priest.
When it wasn't actually prescribing it as a good that created a bond between brothers in arms or served some other end, pagan morality often had little negative to say about pedophilia (and Islamic cultures may tolerate it).
They try to keep the girl as long as possible because they are afraid that the girl will tell the truth," Aleksandras Usas, the father of the deceased Usas, said in the Vilnius court on April 5 and suggested that his son was accused by Kedys of pedophilia due to Kedys' jealousy, which inspired Kedys to invent the pedophilia story.
Church to discuss the scandal of pedophilia within the institution.
The letter to the Irish people, the first ever papal document devoted exclusively to pedophilia, follows a damning government report on widespread child abuse by priests in the Dublin archdiocese.
Increasing biochemical knowledge of sexual functionality and attraction has allowed researchers to tentatively deduce a chemical cause for pedophilia and initiate various biochemical treatments for this condition.
He synthesizes the latest theory and research on detecting pedophilia, the causes of pedophilia and sexual offending, risk assessment of offenders, and what can be done to reduce sexual offenses against children.
Some bishops were mistaken when they undervalued the facts and limited themselves to moving, from one parish to another, a priest who was found guilty of pedophilia.
I was upset to see that Christie Ayotte, in her article "Thanks a Lot, Foley" [November 7], made no distinction between pedophilia and ephebophilia and that you apparently did not try to correct her.
The psychological theory that pedophilia is a lifetime condition carries more weight with the public, but registries do not distinguish among varieties of sex offenders.
In our church it is the episcopal cover-up and doublespeak on the issue of pedophilia and the attempt to deflect corruption by focusing on homosexuality.
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