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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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I have tremendous sympathy for all those affected by his actions and patrick.hill@people.co.uk PRINCE Andrew has admitted he was wrong to stay friends with paedo Jeffrey Epstein.
After 'Paedo Dad' told him that his daughters were aged eight and 10, Stone said that 'at that age, you do what you want and get away with it.'.
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A SEX offender was escorted from his home by police yesterday following a stand-off with angry neighbours who screamed that he was a "paedo".
The comments from Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy come shortly after sick paedo Matthew Horan was caged for nine-and-a-half years for possessing thousands of child abuse images and coercing young girls to send him sexually graphic pictures.
A MAN branded a fellow bus passenger a 'paedo' and fought with him on the back of the vehicle, a court heard.
That, coupled with repeated calls for his resignation over Operation Midland - the investigation into a so-called VIP paedo ring - has obviously concentrated his mind on the responsibilities of the job.