Contrary to the "definition" by TruthAboutPedophilia on this site, pedophilia is indeed a mental disorder (just check the DSM). It is a disorder to be attracted to small children! He/She also claims that there must be a distinction between the attraction and the act. But first of all, the attraction is a warning sign that something is fundamentally wrong with the individual, and secondly the statistics show that the vast majority of people with pedophile leanings, and/or who traffick in and consume ped. porn, at some point do molest children. And that is a crime that can never be undone!!
A pedophile may convince themselves they are showing a child love, when all they're doing is destroying their innocence and trust!