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paedophilia

A paraphilia involving hetero- or homosexuoerotic fantasy, activity or intercourse initiated by a postpubertal adolescent or adult male or female with prepubescent children

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]

paedophilia

Recurrent sexual urges towards a prepubertal child by a person over the age of 16 and at least five years older than the child. If manifested, these urges, which constitute criminal sexual molestation, usually involve fondling of the genitals and oral intercourse. Vaginal or anal intercourse is relatively infrequent except in cases of incest. Active paedophilia is not a medical or psychiatric condition; it is a crime universally condemned. The Internet has become a vehicle both for the promulgation of paedophilic graphics and for the promotion of paedophilic contacts.
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NSPCC said yesterday the term paedophilia could 'cloud, rather than clarify' issues surrounding underage sex.
It is generally claimed that between 5% and 10% of paedophilia cases involve women.
After the state failed to table its own proposals in the intervening period, Charalambidou tabled a draft bill on paedophilia at the House Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday.
Rejecting the complaint about the January 11 broadcast, the committee said: "The object of the humour was the hypocrisy of a chaplain, and not the act of paedophilia.
However, Sue Gardner, executive director of Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia's parent organization, said in a statement: "Wikipedia has a long-held, zero-tolerance policy towards paedophilia or paedophilia advocacy and child pornography.
The Pope said there had been "serious mistakes" among bishops in responding to allegations of paedophilia.
But I do say that there is one thing worse than practicing homosexuality or paedophilia, and that is teaching that these vices are defensible, or even worse, implying just as much by teaching that opposition to such vices is itself a disorder, and doing so subterraneously by employing a truthless name for the disorder.
Guising at Halloweenhasbeenacustom for centuries and paedophilia is as old as man himself.
Publisher SafeHaven Foundation Press - which only publishes works condoning paedophilia - says that although the book is 'bound to be controversial', it does not break any laws.
A couple who systematically abused three young children for their own sexual gratification were investigated when the youngsters complained to police after seeing a television programme on paedophilia, a court heard yesterday.
Syd Rapson, MP for Portsmouth North, and Barbara Follett, MP for Stevenage, both appeared on the Channel 4 programme last July, thinking it was a serious documentary about paedophilia.
She urged parents to keep their youngsters away from him - and called for tough new laws to forcing the authorities to treat paedophilia as as illness.