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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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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.
Lately, there has been a surge of websites dedicated to pedophiles for chat, picture sharing, etc.
Marcial Maciel, pedophile poster boy for, among other things, misappropriated funds.
In the mid-1990s, IGLA's association with NAMBLA and other pedophile groups cost the organization its status as a Non-Governmental Organization in the UN.
In a nutshell: Empathetic portrayal of a paroled pedophile takes numerous moral short cuts, but is probably as brave as such a thing can get.
SAN ANTONIO -- Pedophiles who do not have any known victims are more likely to be homosexual, Dr.
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.
When Billy says, "I'm not normal" (because he hasn't had an orgasm), we know that the father is more deeply not "normal," and thus we must balance two degrees of abnormality: the oddness of a slow boy and the oddness of a pedophile.
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"
Just as no therapy is likely to change the sexual orientation of a woman who prefers a man, it is improbable that therapy will change the desire of a pedophile for a child.
Because of the driven nature of the disorder, an individual pedophile may make contact with 2 or 3 different children per week, some of the children sometimes being teenaged prostitutes.
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.