ephebophilia

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ephebophilia

(ə-fē′bə-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
n.
1. Sexual attraction of an adult for postpubescent adolescents.
2. Love of a man for a male youth, idealized in certain societies such as ancient Greece.

e·phe′bo·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
Sexual preference by an older person—usually understood to be an older man—for a girl in mid-to-late adolescence—the consummation of which is illegal in most jurisdictions
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This power imbalance also exists between ephebophiles and their victims, and even between adult clerics and age appropriate victims.
In the Chicago Archdiocese, however, the great majority of cases from 1963 to 1992 studied by the Cardinal's Commission on Clerical Sexual Misconduct with Minors involved homosexual ephebophiles.(22) In light of this, an either-or approach that simply replaces understanding clerical sexual misconduct with minors as moral lapses of individual priests with understanding it as the effect of their mental disorders or addictions appears to be continued oversimplification and reverse distortion of the problem.
Luke Institute in Suitland, Md., a facility with up-to-date evaluation tools, after the facility diagnosed an archdiocesan priest as an ephebophile after the priest admitted to therapists he was sexually attracted to adolescent males.
This is the same Groer who, not 10 years later, had to quit his post in disgrace after public accusations that he was an ephebophile.
Psychologists have coined the term ephebophiles for those who abuse boys after pubescence.