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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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Phnom Penh : A Cambodian court jailed a 52-year-old French peadophile for 14 months on Tuesday for sexually abusing a teenage boy, prompting child rights groups to criticise the prison term as too lenient.
A local source said: "Blackhill estate is largely families and lots of young kids and there was a growing feeling that nothing was being done to prevent a convicted peadophile mingling with local kids.
It's that the state has no valid explanation for having freed a peadophile against all logic and the King takes responsibility.
THE Catholic bishops last night agreed to hand over files on peadophile priests.
We don't want to allow peadophiles to take advantage of this loophole to satisfy their desires,' he said.