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Pedophilia Is a Sexual Orientation: Experts

Canadian doctors emphasize prevention over punishment

(Newser) - Straight, gay, bi, trans, and ... pedophile? Yes, two Canadian experts say pedophilia is a sexual orientation that is at least partly wired in the brain, the Toronto Star reports. "It’s become harder and harder to explain pedophilia on just" childhood experiences, says James Cantor at the Centre for... More »

Computer-Generated Child Nabs 1K Predators

Organization warns that 'webcam child sex tourism' is on the rise

(Newser) - Dutch children's rights activists have come up with a novel way to catch online predators: They created a very realistic computer-generated 10-year-old girl. Researchers from the organization, Terre des Hommes, then posed as "Sweetie," who was supposedly from the Philippines, and logged onto Internet chat rooms. During... More »

Woman Beats Accused Child Abuser to Death

Admits to attacking man with baseball bat, says he abused daughter

(Newser) - A Colorado woman has confessed to beating a homeless man to death with a baseball bat, but claims she did it because her daughter told her he "had touched and sexually abused her." Forsythia Owen, 30, told cops she attacked Denzle Rainey, 42, in an alleyway, while he... More »

Morocco King Revokes Pedophile Spy's Pardon

Monarch does U-turn after mass protests

(Newser) - After mass protests, the king of Morocco has decided to revoke the pardon he granted to a Spanish pedophile—but the man has already left the country. Daniel Galvan Vina, who was two years into a 30-year sentence for raping 11 children aged between 4 and 14, was among 48... More »

Girl's Alleged Kidnapper Captured in Mexican Rehab

Tobias Summers charged in abduction, rape of Northridge 10-year-old

(Newser) - Authorities have captured a fugitive they believe kidnapped and raped a 10-year-old California girl who vanished from her bedroom in March and was found in a parking lot 10 hours later, bruised, barefoot, and disoriented, the FBI announced today; cops had called it an "unspeakably traumatic attack." Tobias... More »

Parents Say Child's Molester Should Buy Their House

They sue as neighbor moves back to area

(Newser) - The parents of a young Pennsylvania girl who was sexually molested by their neighbor have sued the man in a bid to force him to buy their house. Sixty-five-year-old Oliver Beck pleaded guilty in September 2011 to indecent assault of a child under 13. After getting out of prison, he... More »

Penn State's Accreditation 'in Jeopardy'

Officials vow to set things right

(Newser) - The Jerry Sandusky fallout hasn't only seriously damaged Penn State's legendary football program. Now the university faces serious accreditation problems. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which determines if schools are meeting standards and can continue to function as a university, has warned that Penn State's... More »

3 Accuse Sandusky of Abuse in '70s, '80s

First indication of abuse that pre-dated the '90s

(Newser) - Three men have come forward to accuse Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse in the 1970s or 1980s, reports the Patriot-News , punching a hole in Sandusky's assertion that he couldn't have magically turned into a pedophile in his 50s. These are the first accusations against Sandusky that pre-date the... More »

NOTW 'Spiked Story' on Murdoch Pal's Pedophilia

Author Arthur C. Clarke: 'It is OK' when 'they have reached ... puberty'

(Newser) - The News of the World killed an exclusive story on science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke's pedophilia because he was a friend of owner Rupert Murdoch, according to a new book. Graham Johnson, then reporting at the now-defunct newspaper, recounts in Hack how editors who normally outed pederasts made an... More »

Moldova to Castrate Pedophiles

Law makes chemical procedure mandatory for convicted abusers

(Newser) - Men convicted of sexually abusing children in Moldova will now face chemical castration. The eastern European country's parliament voted to make the treatment—which suppresses libido with injections every three months—mandatory for all Moldovans and foreigners found guilty of pedophilia, reports the BBC . More »

Police: Ohio Father Pimped Out Adopted Son,10

Adoptive father, 2 others charged with child rape

(Newser) - An adoptive father in Ohio has been charged with raping three boys in his care, and hiring out one of them—a 10-year-old—to other men for sex. Undercover cops were led to the man through a Craigslist advert seeking "taboo" sex, AP reports. The suspect's name is... More »

Boy Scouts Ordered to Turn Over Sex Abuse Files

Family accuses Scouts of cover-up

(Newser) - The Boy Scouts of America has been ordered to turn over 20 years of files that allegedly show that the organization covered up sexual abuse and protected pedophiles. A judge overseeing a lawsuit brought by the family of a boy molested by a Scout leader has told the Scouts to... More »

Corey Feldman to Bare Hollywood Pedophiles

Actor will name those who 'abused me'

(Newser) - A vampire hunter on The Lost Boys is now after Hollywood pedophiles. Former child actor Corey Feldman, a star of Stand By Me and The Goonies, has vowed to reveal the names of two Hollywood figures who abused him when he was 14. "These older men were leching around... More »

School: Sandusky Failed Background Check Last Year

Meanwhile, another victim comes forward

(Newser) - There have been red flags waving around Jerry Sandusky for a while—just ask Juniata College, which today revealed that Sandusky tried to get a volunteer coaching job there in May 2010, but was turned down after flunking a background check, the AP reports. Juniata discovered that a high school... More »

Sandusky: 'I Shouldn't Have Showered With Those Kids'

Accused coach says he's innocent, and not a pedophile

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky admits he showered and played with young boys, but insists he is not a pedophile. "I say that I am innocent of those charges," Sandusky tells Bob Costas in an NBC interview airing tonight. Asked whether he is a pedophile, Sandusky says, "No." Currently... More »

Law Bars Kid-Teacher Facebooking, Row Erupts

Missouri passes first major social media speech restriction

(Newser) - Missouri has passed a law barring private Facebook messages between children and teachers, and lots of people aren't happy about it. The first law of its kind in the nation will still allow messages easily viewed by the school community between teachers and children concerning assignments, but all exclusive... More »

Apple Yanks 'Pedobear' Dance App

Pedophile mascot sneaks into app world

(Newser) - Apple customers will no longer be able to grind to the Dancing Cuddle Bear app. It seems the hairy mammal is actually a well-known mascot for pedophiles so, no, he's not going to be teaching moves any longer, notes Gawker . Apple officials apparently got a clue after The Smoking... More »

School: Wear 'Modest' Clothes to Deter Pedophiles

Letter to parents sparks outrage

(Newser) - Parents in King’s Park, Scotland, are outraged over a local school’s suggestion that the way their children dress might attract sexual predators. In the wake of the arrest of an alleged local predator, the school has sent out a letter telling parents that “an appropriate school uniform... More »

Pedophile Guide Author Gets Probation

Phillip Greaves won't need to register as sex offender

(Newser) - The author of a how-to book for pedophiles has been sentenced to two years' probation for distributing obscene material depicting minors engaged in harmful conduct, reports the BBC . Phillip Greaves was arrested after sending a copy of his guide to undercover police in Florida. The Pedophile's Guide to Love and ... More »

Police Bust Massive International Pedophile Ring

184 people arrested in more than 30 countries

(Newser) - Teachers, police officers, and scout leaders were among the 184 people arrested today as police busted what Europol is calling "probably the largest online pedophile network in the world." Some 230 children were rescued from people suspected of abusing them in more than 30 countries as a result... More »

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