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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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"On the one hand the Church declares that it is fighting paedophilia, and on the other this case… shows that it does not want to cooperate," he said.
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'In a world obsessed with paedophilia, people have become paranoid.'
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But I do say that there is one thing worse than practicing homosexuality or paedophilia, and that is teaching that these vices are defensible, or even worse, implying just as much by teaching that opposition to such vices is itself a disorder, and doing so subterraneously by employing a truthless name for the disorder.
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Paedophilia is much in the news this week but there seems to be a bit of confusion.
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