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Common Belief:  All sex offenders of children are de facto pedophiles.

False: Only 2 to 10 percent of child sexual abuse perpetrators meet the regular criteria for determination of being a pedophile.

A perpetrator of child sexual abuse is, despite all medical definitions, commonly assumed to be a paedophile, and referred to as such; however, there may be other motivations for the crime[11] (such as stress, marital problems, or the unavailability of an adult partner[25]).  Thus, child sexual abuse alone may or may not be an indicator that its perpetrator is a paedophile; most perpetrators of it are in fact not primarily interested in children.[26]

Those who have committed sexual crimes against children, but do not meet the normal diagnosis criteria for paedophilia, are referred to as situational, opportunistic, or regressed offenders, whereas offenders primarily attracted toward children are called structured, preferential, or fixated paedophiles, as their orientation is fixed by the structure of their personality. It is estimated that only 2 to 10 percent of child sexual abuse perpetrators meet the regular criteria for paedophilia. (Kinsey-Report, Lautmann, Brongersma, Groth).

Curing pedophilia is not as difficult as most claim and few sex offences against children are committed by actual pedophiles.  Consequently, there is no logical reason why virtually all sex offenders should have to register and be stigmatized for their entire lives..

Common Belief: Children rarely lie.

False: Nothing could be more untrue.  It is far more common that children lie or exaggerate their claims than give truthful accounts.  "Approximately 7,600 reports of child abuse occur each day and over 7,200 are eventually classified as false allegations."

Common Belief: Sexual desire for children (a person under the age of 18) is rare and constitutes an abnormality

False: At least 25 % of males find some children sexually attractive.

"Some studies have concluded that at least a quarter of all adult men may have some feelings of sexual arousal in connection with children.[21] A study by Hall et al. of Kent State University, for example, found that 32.5% of their sample consisting of eighty adult males exhibited sexual arousal to heterosexual pedophilic stimuli that equaled or exceeded their arousal to the adult stimuli.[22] Freund et al. (1972) remarked that "with males who have no deviant object preferences, clearly positive sexual reactions occur to [nude] 6- to 8-year old female children."[23]

In 1989 Briere and Runtz conducted a study on 193 male undergraduate students concerning paedophilia. Of the sample, 21% acknowledged sexual attraction to some small children.

While there is certainly a point where having sexual attraction to children would have to be considered an illness, certainly not any sexual attraction is abnormal.  Is there a heterosexual man alive who can claim he has never looked at or admired a pretty teenage girl in a sexual way?  The fact is, is that a preference for young people is simply not-socially acceptable and for good reason, but by and large it does not constitute an abnormality.

 

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