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pedophilia

 [pe″do-fil´e-ah]
a paraphilia in which an adult desires or engages in sexual relations with a child; it may be either homosexual or heterosexual in nature. adj., adj pedophil´ic.

pe·do·phil·i·a

(pē'dō-fil'ē-ă),
In psychiatry, an abnormal attraction to children by an adult for sexual purposes.
[G. pais, child, + philos, fond]

pedophilia

/pe·do·phil·ia/ (-fil´e-ah) a paraphilia in which an adult has recurrent, intense sexual urges or sexually arousing fantasies of engaging or repeatedly engages in sexual activity with a prepubertal child.pedophil´ic

pedophilia

(pĕd′ə-fĭl′ē-ə, pē′də-)
n.
The deriving of sexual gratification from sexual fantasies or acts involving a child.

ped′o·phil′i·ac (-ăk) adj. & n.

pedophilia

[ped′əfil′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, pais, child, philein, to love
1 an abnormal interest in children.
2 (in psychiatry) a psychosexual disorder in which the fantasy or act of engaging in sexual activity with prepubertal children is the preferred or exclusive means of achieving sexual excitement and gratification. It may be heterosexual or homosexual. Also spelled paedophilia. Also called pederosis. See also paraphilia. pedophilic, adj.

pedophilia

(1) Paedophilia, see there.
(2) Sexual arousal with feet; formally, partialism; popularly, foot fetishism.

pedophilia

Psychiatry A paraphilia involving heterosexual or homosexual activity or intercourse between adults with children, especially prepubertal. See Child abuse, Ephebophilia, Incest, Nepiophilia, Pederasty, Sex tourism. Cf Gerontophilia.

pe·do·phil·i·a

(pē'dō-fil'ē-ă)
An abnormal sexual attraction to children in an adult.
Synonym(s): paedophilia.
[G. pais, child, + philos, fond]

Pedophilia

Sex or sexual activity with children who have not reached puberty.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions
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THE Midlands is home to nearly 50,000 paedophiles - more than the whole of Scotland, according to a shock new report.
She was cleared by a jury after a week-long trial which heard she had repeatedly tried to show the images to police and report his paedophile activities for four years before Watkins was arrested.
Humphries rustled together a motley crew of different voices to make the case - an expert researcher, the NSPCC, a child abuse victim and, most strikingly, a paedophile going public for the first time.
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The NSPCC welcomed the development, saying "open access" to details could force convicted paedophiles underground and place youngsters at greater risk of assault.
Yesterday Home Office sources said people in the community would not now be able to ask for details about local paedophiles.
The paedophiles would flee, disappearing into bedsit land where, supervision suspended, re-offending would be likely.
But we are abjectly failing to do this within the system as it now exists with paedophiles.
The rate of re-offending seems to be around twice as high among paedophiles who are attracted to boys.
The force stressed that there was as yet no specific intelligence to indicate that either traffickers or paedophiles have increased activity in the region.
Toby Studabaker joins a growing list of paedophiles who have used Internet chatrooms to groom their young victims.