Whether or not he's guilty, pedophilia seems to be getting v. popular. It's been in the news all week here- 2 young teen boys in Saskatchewan/ Manitoba abducted & molested, a group of men abused by a priest as boys asking that the priest be defrocked, three local children approached by a man in a truck who demanded they get in last week, etc.
It seems like pedophilia is either growing, or there's much more talk of it.
I don't get it at all, but having talked with convicted pedophiles at a 12 step group, it seems like a sexual persuasion they can't shake any more than a homo or heterosexual can't shake their attraction to the same/opposite sex. It is sad to be a pedohile, as there's no legal or non-damaging way to enact what turns you on, & no credible way to simply turn off your desires.
JonBenet's alleged killer says he never meant to hurt her, & the pedophiles I've talked with say the same thing, & even that the kids were turned on too.
I don't know what the answer is- lifetime incarceration/institutionalization for pedophiles? After all, the experts say this group is an extremely high risk to reoffend. Castration? Sadly, as one pedophile told me, that only lowers the desire a bit & disables the penis. He said it's still possible to molest with hands, mouth, objects, etc.