THE MOLESTERS' MIND-SET: Why Do They Target Kids?


The best thing most people can say about pedophiles--whether they're found in the Roman Catholic Church or outside it--is that they're just plain sick. But sick implies the possibility of treatment, and treatment suggests the possibility of cure; and that raises one of the most vexing questions surrounding the dark condition of pedophilia: Can it be fixed?

The first problem with treating pedophilia is understanding just what it is. While all pedophiles seek sexual gratification with children, not all people who molest kids are true pedophiles. Often a child abuser acts less from genuine libidinousness than from rage, impulse or a...

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