Definition of pedophilia
Recent Examples of pedophilia from the Web
Investigations into pedophilia and physical abuse among Irish clergy have revealed thousands of victims over decades, with four Dublin archbishops found to have effectively turned a blind eye to cases of abuse from 1975 to 2004.
Alissa Nutting’s first novel, Tampa, is a novel about pedophilia with complete clarity of vision: a middle school teacher who sleeps with her 14-year-old student.
He has been fined for incitement against an ethnic group after calling Islam a religion of theft and pedophilia.
In February, Milo Yiannopoulos, one of Breitbart’s biggest stars who took glee in provoking liberals, resigned from the site over his glib remarks about pedophilia.
Like the false idea that gay men have a high propensity for pedophilia.
And the pedophilia story, though awkwardly handled, at least raises gripping issues.
A West Chicago man convicted of child abduction and whose trove of writings contained disturbing imagery of his fixation on pedophilia was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison.
Days afterward, untold people read that Hillary Clinton ran a pedophilia ring out of a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. Readers didn’t seek these stories out.
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Origin and Etymology of pedophilia
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
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