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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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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.
I've heard all the theories and [psychological explanations] for how this happens," he says, "but I don't think priests become pedophiles; I think pedophiles be come priests.
Just as males who prefer women as sexual partners do not choose to be this way, pedophiles do not ask to be sexually attracted to children.
In short, claims Kincaid, the telling and re-telling of stories about sexual perverts and their child victims has turned us into a nation of ersatz pedophiles, who delight in the flurry of gossip on child sexual abuse in the mass media.
works primarily with abused adolescents and young adults, some of whom are pedophiles.
That's always the glue that holds together the Paul Shanley who was the exploitative therapist with the Paul Shanley who's the accused pedophile.
On August 22, the OPP announced the conclusion of their four-year investigation: there is and was no pedophile "ring" involving prominent citizens in a "conspiracy" of silence.
The most effective treatment for the pedophile who wants to be rehabilitated is impulse-control therapy.
But there is no shortage of horrific, high-profile cases and at least one expert believes pedophiles are getting more violent.
Lately, there has been a surge of websites dedicated to pedophiles for chat, picture sharing, etc.
Bishop enablers allowed pedophiles repeated opportunities to prey upon children by transferring pedophile priests and covering up the problem.
Mark Foley's sexual orientation is irrelevant; the fact that he is a pedophile is the real and certainly most dangerous issue to adolescent boys.