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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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THUGS An Occupy Paedophilia gang on hunt in St Petersburg
I don't actually personally adhere to the 15-year-old being with a 20-year-old boyfriend being paedophilia, or even if the boyfriend is 30.
Acts of paedophilia are reported more often against girls than against boys (the ratio is two-thirds girls to one-third boys).
In a world obsessed with paedophilia, people have become paranoid.
Has the incidence of paedophilia (say per 500 men) risen or has the internet merely revealed what was already either present or developing?
The Danish Paedophile Association says that it seeks to fight prejudice against paedophilia and to educate paedophiles in responsible behaviour towards children, according to Reuters.
The trust said fears of paedophilia and the image of the job as being more suited to women needed to be tackled if more men were to be recruited.
Despite the horror of paedophilia, the outcry against these sick people must not become a witch-hunt tarring everyone who has ever paid to look at a website with the same brush.
Charalambidou first raised the issue of modernising the law on paedophilia in 2012 in parliament.
Pope Francis has set up a Vatican taskforce to help tackle sex abuse and paedophilia in the Catholic Church.
An IQ viewer said the BBC had trivialised paedophilia and demonstrated a lack of understanding of what the limerick implied.
He is a very humble cardinal who did not manage to curtail paedophilia cases in his diocese as would have been right," Charles Scicluna, who was in the prosecutor's office between 1995 and 2012, told La Repubblica daily.