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pedophile

(pĕd′ə-fīl′, pē′də-)
n.
A person with pedophilia.

ped′o·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.

pedophile

Forensic psychiatry A person with pedophilia; there are an estimated 500,000 pedophiles in the world. See Child prostitution, Megan's law, Pedophilia.
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Atambayev proposed to extend the prison term for pedophiles instead.
The problem with it is you need to have a committed effort to deal with committed people who are devoted to pushing their propaganda online like pedophiles," he said.
Homosexual pedophiles cannot be narrowly defined as individuals who are solely attracted to underage boys.
Fedoroff said: Pedophiles with victims could be denying the amount of pornography they actually use, the statistic is merely a coincidence and the amount of pornography used is independent of which group of pedophiles one belongs to, or pornography use is associated with nonvictimization.
It is estimated that more than a quarter of a million pedophiles a year travel to developing countries in search of child prostitutes.
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.
Pedophiles can be homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual or incestuous.
According to Kincaid, the recent deluge of child abuse scandals is the result of power relationships within our society that unfairly stigmatize deviant individuals as pedophiles while overlooking sexual and physical abuse of children in their own homes.
However, from a public health standpoint it is potentially very dangerous as pedophile websites and newsletters are using these erroneous claims to justify abusing children.
The North American Man-Boy Love Association, (NAMBLA), the world's largest pedophile group, proclaims in one of its publications: "Gay liberationists in general, and boy-lovers in particular, should know Kinsey's work and hold it dear.
They are gay, and the right wing knows this, and if we don't own up to those of them who are gay who did this, then nobody's going to buy our argument that the pedophiles [are not gay].
IN "CATHOLIC Scandal, Ecumenical Solution" (July-August 2002), Rose Marie Berger writes the following: "Philip Jenkins concludes in his book Pedophiles and Priests that while 1.