Menstuff® has compiled the following information on Pedophiles.


A Profile of Pedophilia: Definition, Characteristics of Offenders, Recidivism, Treatment Outcomes, and Forensic Issues
The American Psychiatric Association defines Pedophilia
Profile of a Pedophile
Are all pedophiles men?
Female Pedophiles
Pedophilia and the Catholic Church

Pedophilia and Congress

The Child Safe Network
People Magazines makes a Pedophile a Star

What about when MOM is the abuser?: Female Sex Offenders - Oprah Show
Mother-Son sexual abuse
Double-Standard Treatment for Child Abusers

Warning: A Pedophile's Response
Related Issues: 
Sexual Abuse of Males
Books: Abused Boys
Pamphlets: The InvisibleBoy: Revisioning the Victimization of Male Children and Teens (57 pages) ; It’s Not What You Think: Sexually Exploited Youth in British Columbia (60 pages)

A Profile of Pedophilia: Definition, Characteristics of Offenders, Recidivism, Treatment Outcomes, and Forensic Issues

Pedophilia has become a topic of increased interest, awareness, and concern for both the medical community and the public at large. Increased media exposure, new sexual offender disclosure laws, Web sites that list the names and addresses of convicted sexual offenders, politicians taking a “get tough” stance on sexual offenders, and increased investigations of sexual acts with children have increased public awareness about pedophilia. Because of this increased awareness, it is important for physicians to understand pedophilia, its rate of occurrence, and the characteristics of pedophiles and sexually abused children. In this article, we address research that defines the various types and categories of pedophilia, review available federal data on child molestation and pornography, and briefly discuss the theories on what makes an individual develop a sexual orientation toward children. This article also examines how researchers determine if someone is a pedophile, potential treatments for pedophiles and sexually abused children, the risk of additional sexual offenses, the effect of mandatory reporting laws on both physicians and pedophiles, and limitations of the current pedophilic literature.

Complete report is available from the Mayo Clinic for $31.50 USD | Online access for 24 hours

Source: Ryan C.W. Hall, MD, Richard C.W. Hall


The American Psychiatric Association defines Pedophilia:

A pedophile is a person who over at least a 6 month period has recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children (age 13 years or younger). The fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. The person is at least age 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children. Not to include an individual in late adolescence involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with a 12 or 13 year old (straight or gay). Individuals with pedophilia generally report an attraction to children of a particular age range. Some individuals prefer males, others prefer females, and some are aroused by both males and females. Pedophila involving female victims is reported more than pedophilia involving male victims.

Reference; Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, American Psychiatric Association, 1994.

To be accurate, pedophilia is the crime of sexually molesting a child of the opposite sex. Pederasty, on the other hand, is the crime of molesting a child of the same sex. The term pedophile is used as a general term to describe a person who molests any child, and the term pedophilia, however, is commonly used to refer to child sexual abuse in general. The homosexual who molests a child of the same sex, therefore, technically is guilty of pederasty, rather than pedophilia - yet both are child sexual abuse.


There are 374,270 registered sex offendes in the U.S. Over 2,000 chldren are reported missing every day. The chance that your child will become a victim of a sexual offender is 1 in 3 for girls, 1 in 6 for boys. Source: The Naitonal Center for Victims of Crime

The U.S. Congress passed three laws that require States to monitor sex offenders; the Wetterling Registration Act, the Lynchner Tracking and Identification Act and Megan’s Law.

On March 5, 2003, The Supreme Court ruled that information about registered sex offenders may be posted on the Internet.

The Problem:

Information on registered sex offenders is available and you have the right to access it. The problem is that locating that information can be very difficult.

In most instances, you have to know the name of the individual you are looking for, and in many States you must go to your police station and complete a request form. Additionally, some states have a fee and limit individuals to viewing only two registered sex offender names at a time.

The Solution:

The Registered Sex Offenders List offered by National Alert Registry. Now in the privacy of your home, you can view information about all registered sex offenders in your area, including how close they reside to your own home and your children, all displayed on a convenient map of your neighborhood.

Our free service provides the number of registered offenders in your neighborhood. If you wish, you can then purchase the National Alert Registry service, which includes a detailed map of your neighborhood and the locations and backgrounds or the registered sex offenders.

Source: The National Alert Registry,!3475&keyword=pedophile&match_type=Oregon 22 registered sex offenders are located in our immediate area.

Sex Offenders

Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont do not allow registered sex offenders to be viewed online by the general public, though there is proposed legislation to change that law in Oregon. To obtain further information about sex offenders consult your local law enforcement office. Those providing access require you name and address before accessing the files.

* Does not allow registered sex offenders to be viewed online by the general public. To obtain further information about sex offenders consult your local law enforcement office.

** The Ohio state felony directory is also included within our Sex Offender database. Only those individuals that have a picture next to their name, or who have been categorized as sex offender by the State of Ohio, are convicted sex offenders.

Warning: A Pedophile's Response

The following hyperlinks take you to one of the many pedophile web sites to give their side of the story. This is strictly for information only and does not represent our attitude on the subject.

This is not a pornography site. However, the materials that may be accessed through this site may be inappropriate for those under 18 and may include content that is sexual in nature. Do not use this web site if you are under 18 unless you have permission from a parent or legal guardian. Thank-you.

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