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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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Although heterosexuals outnumber homosexuals by a ration of 20 to 1, homosexual pedophiles commit about 1/3 of the total number of child sex offenses.
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.
MacKinnon called it "irresponsible" to publish the first photo of the pedophile, let alone to send a photographer into a charged situation and publish the photos.
As their numbers grow, pedophiles begin to rep-resent a major issue for prisons.
According to Kincaid, this perverse interest in child sexual abuse is unfortunate, for it is just as damaging to children as the actions of pedophiles themselves:
Some of the paper's most glaring misrepresentations led to the conclusions most celebrated by pedophiles," says co-author Joyanna Silberg, PhD.
A spokesman for CWA, America's largest public policy women's organization, said: "Alfred Kinsey encouraged pedophiles to molest children, all in the name of science.
In Pedophiles and Priests, I was attacking a statistic that claimed that a proportion of Catholic priests were pedophiles on the basis that the sample was worthless, since all the men involved were undergoing psychiatric treatment.
This distinction separates pedophiles from the more general category of child molesters, that is, those who sexually abuse children for a Variety of motives other than actual sexual arousal, she said.
It is the only AIM product that provides a visual record of violations for review and use by the police to pursue and prosecute the predators and pedophiles.