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per·vert

(per'vert), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
One who practices perversions.
See also: deviant (2).

pervert

[pur′vərt]
Etymology: L, pervertere
1
Usage notes: (informal)
a person whose sexual pleasure is derived from stimuli almost universally regarded as unnatural, such as a fetishist or sadomasochist; a paraphiliac.
2 one whose sexual behavior deviates from a social or statistical norm but is not necessarily pathologic.

pervert

(pĕr-vĕrt′) [L. pervetere, to turn the wrong way]
1. To turn from the normal; to misuse.
2. One who has turned from the normal or socially acceptable path, esp. sexually.
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He was quickly spotted and fled back to Britain shortly after and when he was uncovered, the pervert attacked a photographer breaking his camera.
They deserve every support in their war against paedophiles - no stone must be left unturned in the war against internet child perverts.
Now McLeish more or less wants to lock perverts up and throw away the key with the Crime and Disorder Bill which comes before the Commons this week.
Sara Payne, whose daughter Sarah, eight, was killed in 2000 by a pervert, said the law still does not go far enough as it only tells parents about paedophiles with links to their kids.
Which is why they should be pleased to hear the Roman Catholic church accepting responsibility for the actions of pervert priests.
And grandmother Lilian Jenkins, 54, said: "We want to make sure no perverts feel safe here.
Irish law currently prevents our judges from meting out life sentences to twisted perverts who will always subject victims to appalling ordeals if given the chance.
By posing as a 12-year-old girl she discovered just how easy it is for disgusting perverts to prey on innocent children.
Families in Peterhead have turned detective to try to trace perverts who have been released from the town's jail.
After Operation Amethyst saw more than 100 premises raided in 2002, the authorities had us believing a clear message had been sent to perverts across the country.
John, 40, of Runcorn, Cheshire, who has a computer data base with details of more than 200 perverts, has teamed up with Stirling mum- of-three Pauline Thomson.
Campaigners may claim these perverts have civil rights but the protection of children must take precedent over the well-being of the monsters who would abuse them.