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Pedophilia (or paedophilia) is a psychological disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a sexual preference for prepubescent children, (snip) Studies in the UK and USA suggest that a range of 5% to 20% of child sexual abuse offenses are perpetrated by women. (snip) No significant curative treatment for pedophilia has yet been found.(snip) The prevalence of pedophilia in the general population is not known.Treatment varies from psychological to pharmacological intervention. (Wikipedia).

Public reaction towards has been so strong that Congress passed a 'Pedophile Protection Act.' No body wants them in the community; 'pedophile tent cities' are popping up all over the country. Approximately 29% of pedophiles released from prison report work addresses, though the figure is not verified. ( DAVID ABEL).

Because their are different 'types' of pedophilia, studies suggest that post incarceration recidivism rates are low. Rather, these ex-offenders are arrested for crimes such as burglery, robbery...crimes of survival.

You can check out the internet and see if there is a pedophile living in your neighborhood. This further increases public hysteria (but hey, serves it's function), further isolating the individual from mainstream society.

What to do, what to do? Do we turn our backs and let them live in tent cities? Life in prison? Castration? Murder? Leave the punishment up to the victim (or the surviving family)? Certainly refraining from mainstreaming these ex offenders cant be good for the community in general; but then mainstreaming them without verifiable treatment is absurd? Halfway houses with ankle monitors, with jobs cleaning up highways? What to do, What to do?

Do you have issues with this in your community? What are your opinions regarding a solution for this  problem? 

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Was the woman prosecuted?
She claimed to have cancer and walked and also lived to a ripe old age.

I read somewhere that you can’t do anything to cure a pedophile.
Some have made it sound like it’s just a minor mental condition.
If you are a danger to yourself or others, you a$$ should be locked up.
Unfortunately thats hard to prove without a crime occurring first.
May god have mercy on those poor children.
I keep reading on this thread that there is no cure for pedophileia. What is this statement based upon?
All the un-cured pedophiles.....?
They get out of jail and within a few years they do it again. But they only get caught for one, how many more never reported it but live with it and their lives are in turmoil forever.
The causes of pedophilia are not known; research is ongoing.[18] Most pedophiles are men, though there are also women who are pedophiles.[12][19][20] Due to the stereotype that pedophiles are always male, it has been difficult to determine the prevalence of female pedophiles; however, studies in the UK and USA suggest that a range of 5% to 20% of child sexual abuse offenses are perpetrated by women.[21]

In forensic psychology and law enforcement, there have been a variety of typologies suggested to categorize pedophiles according to behavior and motivations.[15] No significant curative treatment for pedophilia has yet been found. There are, however, certain therapies that can reduce the incidence of pedophilic behaviors that result in child sexual abuse
Way to go Darroll! Thanks for some facts. Great, great job.
So...it seems there's not alot we can do. Courts are inconsistant, the medical community ambiguous, society divided....We just have to live with it.

But hey dont feel bad, so do they: in hospitals, jails, under bridges, and with our children.

Its a hard life. Thanks for your input, everyone.
Darroll, thanks for the information. Where did you find it?

I am also curious as to the age range of the puberity period. Since the definition of pedophilia seems to hinge on that period. I am just, as always, very curious about how we label behaviour that is abhorrent to the average person.




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