What is a Pedophile?

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i am doing my senior project at school on child and i need info on pedophiles that were abused as children and why they find children appealing. i would greatly appreciate any info on that if you can. thank you!

What is a Pedophile?

A pedophile is a person whose sexual partner of choice is a child under the legal age of consent for sexual contact. Pedophiles are usually men, but there are documented cases of female pedophiles. Some pedophiles prefer same-sex child sexual partners, while others prefer opposite sex partners. Pedophiles tend to be very particular about the age of the children they prefer as sexual partners; they may prefer very young children (ages 5-10) and some prefer young adolescents. The exact cause of pedophilia is largely unknown; one theory is that they are genetically pre-disposed towards desiring sex with children. This, of course, usually rules out any type of mental health treatment to help them alter their illegal and cruel behavior; these pedophiles don't believe they are harming their victims. Another theory on the origins of pedophilia is that they themselves were sexually abused as children, either by a stranger or a trusted adult, and these experiences caused them to assume the role of "predator" rather than "victim" as they become adults. Pedophiles are extremely dangerous criminals who have no remorse for their actions; they truly believe that children want to have sexual contact with adults and that they are actually "helping" their victims by teaching them about sex. Pedophiles have very poor social skills with adults; they can relate to the emotional immaturity of children. Children as sex partners are appealing to them because with children, they don't have to interact on an adult levels with mature sex partners. Pedophiles pose serious problems in the criminal justice system. When sentenced to prison, they are not responsive to rehabilitation and they are always "targets" for other inmates. If paroled, pedophiles must register with local law enforcement as sex offenders.



3/27/2007 6:33:41 PM
your a fool! said:

you better go back and do your homework! Your not even close to knowing what your talking about! Proof your a fuck up lol

6/13/2007 10:53:18 AM
Teresa said:

I know of a man who was molested by a priest, and in turn was coaxed by his daughter, who had been molested by her uncle, to let her do things to him in return for "gifts". He wasnt in his right mind and paid dearly for it. He is a good man and has no thoughts or desires about this. Not all men fit this profile and it is sad that you may think so.

1/29/2015 3:23:12 PM
Leiah Cooper said:

OK... I have been looking for articles on the effects of molestation by pedophiles on the VICTIMS (the peds themselves should be put down in my opinion-this from a victim) but all I find is info on mollycoddling the pedophile and nothing on helping the victim...


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