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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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Piperno does not give us the mind of a pedophiliac or an amoral madman, he's too clever for that.
Clearly, she plays with what James Kincaid describes as the latent pedophiliac desire that underlies the highly eroticized Anglo-American construction of the child as "pure and innocent," as a blank slate upon which the narcissistic adult can project his or her desires and read off "a flattering image of his very self.
He was not "faking it" for the boys' benefit; pedophiliac rape should disgust anyone who works with children.
Giuffredi's mimics all of these in predictable ways, warning about the danger of chills, wastefulness, and pedophiliac tutors.
Powell, a child protection, pedophiliac sex offender identification, and risk management professional from the UK, aims to increase awareness among professionals and the public about the typical traits and behavior patterns of pedophiles and assist parents and carers in recognizing physical and psychological symptoms of child abuse.
31) Thus, child pornography is causally linked to actual child molestation: "[Researchers] believe that child pornography is central to pedophiliac psychology, social orientation, and behavior.
Barring a revelation that Williams is a pedophiliac axe murderer or an Ontarian, count on him and his PCs romping to victory in a fall election.
The answer is of course that the Post didn't really care about any of it--not the flag, not the "macaca" not the alleged embarrassment about Senator Allen's Jewish forebears, not even "the n-word" The paper's feigned shock and attempts to provoke outrage at such footling matters were as hypocritical as the media's assumption, mentioned in this space last month, that Mark Foley's pedophiliac desires towards a congressional page were more scandal-worthy than Gerry Studds's actual pedophiliac sexual encounters with a page.
represents those pedophiliac priests the Vatican refuses to act against.
to call someone 8 a boy to speak like a boy to go to the pub 1 to serve someone 6 to 'staff' with boys 10 to undergo plastic surgery in order to look younger to give birth to 5 a boy to flirt with boys to kill boys 1 to change the sex 5 6 4 from female into male to assign "a fag" to an older boy to acquire a boyfriend to pursue pedophiliac activity to treat like a boy 2 2 to bully to buy or sell boys to play with to tease to attribute boyish 3 characteristics to someone Readings/ respondents 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 PR to act or behave 3 10 2 6 8 5 0.
Robin was an underage teenager, so DC was really denying an inappropriate pedophiliac relationship.
In the semantics at play, the less-than-subtle pedophiliac imagery at work (female innocence and the possibility of violation) is easily identifiable.