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Myth 4: Pedophiles are always adults.


Researchers write:

Jay Feierman, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico:

Materials, as well as interested and compassionate professionals and nonprofessionals, are available to an adolescent or a young-adult male who is personally dealing with his homosexuality. These resources simply are not available in most Western industrialized societies for an adolescent or a young-adult male who is dealing with a preferential sexual attraction to children or younger adolescents.15

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13. Freund & Kuban, 1993.

14. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1999*; Center for Sex Offender Management, 1999*.

15. Feierman, 1990b.

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