Legally speaking, you're considered a pedophile if you sexually abuse children even if you're only doing it opportunistically
I guess it just floored me that you'd even need to ask why I didn't feel the case of a teacher and a 17 year old was comparable to this. I believe there should be equality in sentencing for sex crimes, whether perpetrated by women or by men. I've stood my ground on that many times on this forum. but it still doesn't make the fact that a woman molested her student relevant in any way shape or form to this particular atrocity.
You didn't note the age of the OP? Because there WAS no one age in the OP, there were classfuls of students. Did you read it?
I don't get why you are guys are even bringing any other abuse cases in trying to compare.
By which definition of pedophile? There are multiple definitions, which one is 'right'?
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In law enforcement circles, the term "pedophile" is sometimes used in a broad manner to encompass a person who commits one or more sexually-based crimes that relate to legally underage victims. These crimes may include child sexual abuse, statutory rape, offenses involving child pornography, child grooming, stalking, and indecent exposure. One unit of the United Kingdom's Child Abuse Investigation Command is known as the "Paedophile Unit" and specializes in online investigations and enforcement work. Some forensic science texts, such as Holmes (200
All I can say is thank God someone caught on to what he was doing, and it's been stopped. I try not wish for justice at the hands of inmates, but I suspect this man will be eating a lot of prison pudding for years to come.
Accused teacher blindfolded kids for (external - login to view)
As a medical diagnosis, a pedophilia is defined as a psychiatric disorder characterized by a primary or exclusive interest in prepubescent children.
There are two different types of child molesters, situational and preferential. Pedophiles generally fall into the second group. As I said, there is nothing in the story that shows he has a preference to kids. He may just be morally indescriminant. That said, some studies indicate upwards of 95% of child molestation cases, involving preteens, involve pedophilia.
From your legal perspective, not all child sexual offenders are pedophiles and not all pedophiles engage in sexual abuse of children.
Who cares? What kind of individual is it that gives a damn whether some guy who spoon fed a bunch of prepubescent children semen is labled a pedophile or not?
Just because the police use the label, doesn't mean they are correct.
You're not quite right... it doesn't necessarily make it correct from a psychological standpoint. But I know I don't, the police don't, and the courts won't, give a rats ass about whether children were his preferred target, or an opportunistic target. He's a pedophile by action. The rest we can leave to the shrinks to sort out once he's being force fed in prison.
I'm well aware that most people don't give a rats ass when it comes to mental illness. It really is a sad commentary on our society. If more people did care, perhaps initiatives could be taken to identify, treat or manage mental illness before people became victims.
Why would he seek treatment (if in fact he is mentally ill) given the vitriol spouted by some people. Look at your own statement. You actually think you know what was going on inside his head from reading a news article. Besides, this is a common theme among those that berate the mentally ill. "They should have sought treatment" implies that they are capable of rational, reasonable thought process. Perhaps people should find out if this is a possibility before condemning them.
The reason there is a debate about it is that, if it becomes accepted that pedophilia is a sexual preference, it could be protected under the charter.
No it can't. You can't remove one person's rights to give rights to another, and allowing pedophilia very directly removes the rights of children.
Sorry, but he sexually abused a bunch of children, he's a pedophile.
The courts will send him to shrinks to sort out what to do with him. From that point, that's their call. They can decide if he fits the 'mentally ill' bill, or the plain old abuser category. You certainly can't decide from that article. Until then, I'm quite content to call a spade a spade.
Whacking off into a teaspoon and feeding it to a kid isn't a health issue - unless he's carrying some sort of infection
They tested a substance on the spoon and found semen containing DNA that matches the teacher's, Scott said.
"We didn't have a felony until the semen was discovered," Scott said.
At this point in time, I'm not sure what should be done with him as I don't have enough information but of course, snuggling him would be the only possible alternative.
(Note to JLM - That was sarcasm)
Yes, according to you and some police Those with considerably more knowledge and understanding will withhold judgement until they have facts. At this point, they would tend to label him a child molester
I'm sure you are. Unfortunately for you, you may be calling a heart a spade but hey, knock yourself out if it makes you feel better. What makes me feel better is getting rid of the vindictive bull**** in the criminal justice system and start to focus on prevention, particularly when it comes to mental illness issues. Vince Weiguang Li was known to have had problems and yet nothing was done. People wanted his nuts as well.
BTW, if I remember correctly, you have some health issues. Do people blame you for it?