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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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We will introduce the bill on chemical castration of pedophiles again," he stressed.
In a rare exception for studies of pedophiles, none of the identified pedophiles had yet been convicted of any crimes.
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Each arrest by Cambodian police of Western pedophiles reinforces an important message: Pedophiles are not welcome in Cambodia, and they will go to jail if they assault Cambodian children," Sharon Cohn, who oversees all IJM investigative and intervention strategies, told Sojourners.
Although heterosexuals outnumber homosexuals by a ration of 20 to 1, homosexual pedophiles commit about 1/3 of the total number of child sex offenses.
Studies over 10 years have shown an astoundingly high rate of success among pedophiles who have been supported by circles.
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The attache is expected to work with local police on specific child sex cases, sharing knowledge on known pedophiles.
What's not normal is turning known pedophiles loose in a society of children.
He's convinced the church has to do more to weed out the pedophiles and other sexual abusers who are currently active or who are contemplating abuse in the future.