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A man or a woman who is sexually attracted to children or under-age people.

Pedophilia is a mental disorder, rather than a sexual orientation or a personal sexual choice. Generally, a man or a woman cannot decide to be sexually attracted to children or not, however they are responsible for handling their attraction responsibly and not engaging any child or under-age person in sexual activity.

Pedophilia is not commonly associated with men that are attracted to very attractive, physically mature and extremely well-developed teenage girls, as that is just considered attraction for the sake of being attracted to someone young and good-looking. This is not always the case, though.
Lesher was currently in an anonymous group that dealt with keeping sexual desire towards children to oneself, and not exploring any child sexually, as he is a pedophile.
by Mechanical Ballerina May 18, 2009
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A sicko that likes to have sex with children.

A delusional pervert that tries to justify having sex with a child.
The prophet muhammad married a 6yo girl named Aisha and then raped her when she was 9 years old. At the time of his marriage to Aisha the prophet was in his late 50's, making him well and truly a pedophile.

"Do you worship the prophet muhammad?"

"What?" "Are you out of your fucking mind?" "Why would I worship a demonic possessed pedophile?"
by The Moody Poet January 05, 2008
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It seems most of the definitions on here are accurate, but just to clear some things up:

A "pedophile", according to the American Psychological Association and by it's very definition is: Someone, who for a period of 6 months or more, has arousing fantasies, urges, or feelings towards prepubescent children. The APA states that the person must be at least 16 or older, however there have been cases where younger teens have been diagnosed with "warning signs" that may indicate an unnatural sexual attraction.

Which means is that:
1) The sexual attraction towards young teens (13-17 yr olds) is in a completely different category known as ephebophilia. (The age of consent does not apply because it includes pubescent teens)

2) The words pedophile and child molester are not synonymous in that "pedophilia" describes the sexual attraction whereas "child molester" describes the sexual abuse. Furthermore, studies show that many child molesters aren't even attracted to children, which is why molestation is considered more of a power crime rather than a sex crime. In other words, many pedophiles do not abuse children, and many child molesters have no sexual interest in children - which is why they are two separate words.
(A molested child is not a victim of "pedophilia", he/she is a victim of "child molestation" - even if pedophilic urges led to the act.)
Example:
1) Bill just admitted to me today that he's a pedophile. I can't believe he's attracted to children, I hope he seeks help.
by Kylex10 April 02, 2007
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An adult who is sexually attracted to children.

Pedophiles are the most hated minority on Earth. Simply being a pedophile is enough to land you in jail, even if you didn't do anything--the law will usually use the excuse that you *might* do something to put you behind bars. It's actually very unfair, because pedophiles did not *choose* to be pedophiles (honestly, who would CHOOSE to be part of the most hated minority on the planet?).

In addition, the terms 'child molester' and 'pedophile' are used interchangeably, despite the fact that most child molesters *are not* pedophiles. Pedophiles love children too much to put them through society's torments, and are also very mindful of the law. Therefore, a pedophile will not harm a child in that manner.

Child molesters are almost never primarily attracted to children and molest them out of a) control, b) unavailability of a preferred partner (surrogacy), or c) a DESIRE to harm them.

Pedophiles, as they are, don't deserve the treatment they get most of the time, because they haven't done anything. People treat an attraction to children like a disease that can be cured--but it isn't. It's a sexuality, despite what most people believe, just like homosexuality. It is something they cannot control and thus should not be labeled a sickness.

Acting on those urges is wrong, I agree, but the treatment they get just for HAVING them is also wrong and very undeserved.
Person A: "That fucking pedophile needs to go fucking kill himself." Person B: "What'd he do?" Person A: "Does it matter?!" Person B: "Yes..." Person A: "Fucking pedophile sympathizer, get the fuck out of my house!"
by Setr September 17, 2007
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A person who suffers from Pedophilia; that is, an adult who is sexually attracted to children.

Pedophilia is sick and perverted, and is a choice.

Terms like "pedosexual" are misnomers and nothing more than political activism on the part of organized groups of pedophiles attempting to legitimize and legalize their abuse and predation of children.
Daniel Ward is is a sick pedophile because he is sexually attracted to little girls.
by Andrew Cowley April 07, 2005
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The stupid American spelling for paedophile.

What the yanks don't seem to get, is:

Pedo = feet

Paedo = child.

So a PEDOphile, is someone who's attracted to FEET, not children.
That dude's a pedophile. He loves feet!
by FreakOfNatureUK May 08, 2010
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some guy who likes kids sexually
Let's say that Steven is a 35 year old pedophile.

Steven:Hey,kid,want some candy?

Child:OK

Child gets in car and Steven touches him.

by mooooooooooty February 13, 2009
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