All About Child Molestation
by: Blur Loterina
Often we misuse the words ‘pedophile’ and ‘child molester’. We tend to use ‘pedophile’ to all offenders who sexually abuse children. But these two words are different in meaning.
A pedophile refers to a man or woman who has recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behaviors involving pubescent or prepubescent children. The offense must occur over a period of at least six months for a person to be called a pedophile.
Pedophile is one case of a paraphilia, a psychosexual disorder. Paraphilia is not a type of child sexual abuse crime. This disorder causes a person to fantasize children sexually. But fantasizing, although alarming, is not illegal...