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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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'All over the country, as I will report to the UN, pedophile trade is rampant, worse than the drug trade because sicker,' he said.
Thirty-eight-year-old Josh Blakely was forced to stop his work as a pedophile hunter after a six-month-long hate campaign, allegedly by pedophiles, through false social media profiles created using doctored images. Blakely, who is from West Kensington, London, was even afraid to step out of his own house for fear that someone would recognize him as a pedophile and a sex offender.
A subject who was not a pedophile, they theorized, would take less time to associate and click a sex-relevant word to an adult image.
While our bishops have been adamant that pedophiles must be rooted out and children protected, how many ever acknowledged or openly addressed an undeniable contributor to the problem--the hierarchy itself?
a homosexual and a heterosexual subgroup can be delineated among these (pedophile) offenders ...
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In a worst-case reading of his experience, Serrano has begun to wonder if pedophile priests and their superiors are exchanging sexual secrets for mutual silence, crucifying Catholic children in the process.
Indeed, the personae of Happiness (lard-ass murderess, milquetoast pedophile) stand on the cusp of contentment; I imagine that if they concentrate on their humiliation, they might transfigure it into cheerfulness.
When the pedophile was freed from prison after serving a term for child molestation, the Sun ran a police photo of the man, who cops maintained was likely to "re-offend"
The pedophile's sexual behavior is a heinous crime perpetrated against helpless victims, who in many cases, experience trauma and lasting psychological and interpersonal consequences.
Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault, Kincaid argues that our society has constructed the image of the pedophile in order to reinforce our own sense of normalcy.
"Anonymous must expose these Pedophile sites for who and what they really are," says a video.