pedophilia

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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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So here's where I come out: Hire the gays and the heterosexuals, but only after they've been screened for pedophiliac tendencies.
With his subjects posed either nude or partially so, despite his denials, there is a distinctly pedophiliac feeling to these canvases, particularly those of young girls with their underpants exposed.
Czerny's portrayal as the pedophiliac priest won him accolades worldwide, launching his carreer internationally.
You'll also be ogling, or cringing at, such titles as ``One Night'' (formerly ``One Night Stand,'' a Joe ``Showgirls'' Eszterhas concept scripted and directed by ``Leaving Las Vegas' '' Mike Figgis), ``Boogie Nights,'' ``Female Perversions,'' ``Kama Sutra,'' ``Cousin Bette,'' ``Angel Baby,'' ``Bliss,'' ``johns,'' ``Kissed'' and, if any studio is brave enough to release it, Adrian Lyne's remake of the pedophiliac classic, ``Lolita.
Fears abound regarding male teachers' sexuality that transcend being labeled or self-identified as gay, straight, or any other variant, and are centered around men's supposed universal predatory and pedophiliac tendencies.
Kedys accused Furmanavicius, Usas, and a man only named as Aidas of participating in pedophiliac orgies with his daughter and then the seven-year-old daughter of Stankunaite's sister Naruseviciene.
Coached to "let the weak disappear" by a pedophiliac black marketeer, a kind of Nazi Erlking who was once his schoolteacher, the child poisons his ailing father and then kills himself, less out of contrition than despair.