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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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iv] Involvement in pedophilic activities possession/viewing of child pornography images or molesting children and [v] altering or manipulating data e.
The Afghan subculture of "bacha bazi" -- pedophilic boy play -- saw a resurgence across Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.
While it is possible that a relationship exists between these current and previous findings, some members of the EA have acknowledged that there also may be pedophilic intention for some authors.
For instance, the pedophilia criteria are the same as in the DSM-IV, but will undergo a name change in DSM-5, becoming pedophilic disorder.
The ring's pimps were a pair of political powerbrokers who used a distinguished orphanage as a pedophilic reservoir.
It's the image of a slightly heavyset, pimply youngun' hunched over the latest technological masterpiece, ignorant of a devilish looking shadow lurking behind them resembling the likes of any tech "guru" you'd like to name--the scene is almost pedophilic.
Those uppity women and the pedophilic priests preying on our children .
Possibly because it has been profoundly humiliated by the appalling record of its priesthood in North America and much of Europe for pedophilic abuse, the Roman Church has launched a campaign against gay equality, probably intended as much as a distraction from its own sins as it is an effort to repeal hard won-gay freedoms.
He knew that he could not write in the voice of an omniscient third-person narrator, the "God's-eye view," about pedophilic priests; the first-person voice would be equally problematic, he explained, because it would invite autobiographical speculation that would displace readerly engagement from its proper object.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson team up again as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in the second "X-Files" movie, this time to search for an abducted FBI agent with the help of a psychic, pedophilic priest.
Some have discerned a pedophilic aspect to Darger's work (one of his favorite models for his signature heroines is the famous Copper-tone girl).
Thanks in large part to pro thesping of Czerny (perhaps best remembered as the pedophilic priest in "The Boys of Saint Vincent"), ably supported by a competent cast, the story of Walsch's travails never strains credulity, though helmer Simon's predilection for spiritual vistas with light breaking through clouds, arrested close-ups and endless long dissolves often skirts kitsch.