Definition of pedophile
: one affected with pedophilia
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In 2016, an investigation by Australian police led to the arrest of British pedophile Richard Huckle, who posed as a Christian English teacher to groom and abuse children, including one as young as 6 months, throughout Southeast Asia.
Independent Senator Derryn Hinch, who was molested as a child and was jailed twice as a radio broadcaster for naming pedophiles in contravention of court orders, took credit for the government initiative.
One of the book’s goals is to counter the mainstream media’s tendency to paint the Net as primarily a haven for pedophiles, hackers, and terrorists.
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