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paedophilia


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n. sexual attraction to children (of either sex) that may cause deviant behaviour. Sexual activity with any children under the age of 16 is illegal in the UK for adults. Paedophiles who have been arrested may be forced to undergo treatment: behaviour therapy can be used, or the sexual drive can be reduced by drug treatment. —paedophilen.paedophilicadj.

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