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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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Chemical castration supposes injection of pedophiles with hormones several months prior to their release to shut down sex drive.
Von Erck, who uses a pseudonym, said a number of pedophiles have been kicked off the site, but many of them have returned using different usernames.
A total of 127 men participated in the study; approximately equal numbers of pedophiles and non-sexual offenders.
Homosexuals and homosexual pedophiles engage in a wide variety of sexual behaviour.
He found that 38% of pedophiles without known victims were gay, compared with 16% of those with known victims.
Some organizations have expressed fears that clamping down on pedophiles in one country will simply lead to increases elsewhere.
Music rehearsals before Mass left him alone at the mercy of a pedophile predator.
Just as males who prefer women as sexual partners do not choose to be this way, pedophiles do not ask to be sexually attracted to children.
In short, claims Kincaid, the telling and re-telling of stories about sexual perverts and their child victims has turned us into a nation of ersatz pedophiles, who delight in the flurry of gossip on child sexual abuse in the mass media.
Some of the paper's most glaring misrepresentations led to the conclusions most celebrated by pedophiles," says co-author Joyanna Silberg, PhD.
A spokesman for CWA, America's largest public policy women's organization, said: "Alfred Kinsey encouraged pedophiles to molest children, all in the name of science.
He was a pedophile, and pedophilia and homosexuality are not at all related--we know statistically that gay men are less likely to be pedophiles than straight men--but the sex crisis in the church hasn't been about pedophilia.