In a comment to a recent post, a pedo stopped by and left this comment:
MINOR ATTRACTED PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE. PEDOSEXUALITY IS REALLOVE IS LOVE
My first inclination was to do one of two things: either delete the comment, or publish the poster’s details (including the GeoLocation of his IP address. However, I don’t like using the ban hammer or the delete button. Instead, let me formulate my thoughtful reply and post it here.
I think that being attracted to minors falls into one of two categories. The first is a person who is attracted to someone that is post pubescent. That is, the people who are attracted to people in the 16 and up age range. This is a fairly widespread and common attraction. This is the reason why so many people found Brittney Spears attractive back in 200, when she first appeared on the pop music scene.
We see this all of the time with the popularity of the “schoolgirl” outfits that many women wear.
Since the target of their affection has all of the physical attributes of a full grown adult, the only thing separating them from full grown adults is the fact that they have poor decision making skills. That may or may not be part of the attraction, I wouldn’t know.
This is a dilemma faced by many a high school teacher. I know, I was one, and I can tell you that many of those 16 and 17 year olds are indistinguishable from 20 and 25 year old women, with some being quite attractive. Teens are all impulse and hormones, and have rather poor decision making skills. That is why they can’t consent to a number of things like contracts, intercourse, and other complicated decisions.
The thing is, you as the adult are the one who must act like the adult. Even though a teen is a victim of their raging hormones, you are supposed to be the adult here and remember that they are off limits.
One of the problems that I have with state laws concerning minors in this age group is there is no defense permitted by law if the adult involved has a legitimate reason to believe the minor is not a minor. I have blogged about this in the past.
That particular case involved a 13 year old who appeared older than what she was. She had a social media page indicating that she was a 19 year old divorcee. She engaged in a sexual relationship with a 20 year old man. Once he realized her age, he contacted and notified her parents. They called the cops, and he was jailed. The worst part of the story? This was the second time that she had done the same exact thing.
The second type of person who is attracted to minors are the people who are attracted to pre pubescent children. I have nothing but contempt for anyone who would even consider a sexual relationship with a 9 year old child.
When he was growing up, my son had a circle of friends. Let’s call one of them “Brad.” As they grew older, many of this circle married, some had children. Since they had been friends since they were 11 years old or so, Brad was welcome as a babysitter. Brad got married, his girlfriend got pregnant. They got married. All was well. Until police caught him distributing child porn, and some of the kids in the pictures were the children he was babysitting. Some as young as 3 years old.
He is currently doing time in Coleman Federal Prison. If I remember correctly, he is serving 20 years.
I have no sympathy for people who would prey on children. None. As an adult, we are supposed to protect those who cannot protect themselves, not use them as our sexual playthings. I have nothing but contempt for this sort of person.