paedophile - an adult who is sexually attracted to children
pedophile - degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
Pedophilia or paedophilia (Commonwealth usage) is the primary or exclusive sexual attraction of adults to prepubescent children. A person with this attraction is called a pedophile or paedophile. The ICD-10 and DSM IV, which are standard medical diagnosis manuals, describe pedophilia as a paraphilia and mental disorder of adults or older adolescents, if it causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
The term pedophile is also used colloquially to denote an adult who is sexually attracted to young adolescents, especially younger than the local age of consent, as well as those accused or convicted of child sexual abuse or child pornography-related offences.
It annoyed me as I was watching the news on BBC NI last night and listening out for the word "paedophile" in connection with this story...
Man guilty of raping schoolgirls
Schoolgirls as young as 12 were raped and abused by a County Down man, Belfast Crown Court has heard.
Jason King, 38, from Balfour Street, Newtownards, described as a "predator without a conscience," abused nine girls over a six year period.
King has been convicted of 58 charges, including nine rapes and 25 indecent assaults.
Online on U.TVas well
NI man convicted of sex charges
Belfast Crown Court has been hearing how one of Northern Ireland's most prolific sexual predators spent years ensnaring schoolgirls, some as young as 12.
The headline in the Belfast Telegraph today reads....
Is this Ulster's most despicable sex predator?
Again the word "paedophile" hasn't been used in the article. To me, using the word "paedophile" would best describe Jason King. Describing this EVIL BASTARD as a predator reminds me of language that David Attenborough might use on his wildlife shows.
Now Jason King has tracked down a 12 year old girl. Watch as he lies in wait. He's just about ready to pounce. It is fascinating to watch this predator...