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3. MHAM and child molestation

Pedophilia and ephebophilia are not the same as child molestation.

Thus, many child molesters are not pedophiles or ephebophiles, and an unknown number of pedophiles and ephebophiles are not child molesters. Child molestation and sex offenses are crimes. Pedophilia and ephebophilia are not.

• For more information about definitions and distinctions, see the section on this site about terminology.

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7. Ames & Houson, 1990; Okami & Goldberg, 1992.

8. Gieles, 2001; Hall et al., 1995; Okami & Goldberg, 1992; Sandfort, 1987.

9. Ames & Houson, 1990; Freund, 1981; Okami & Goldberg, 1992.

10. Howells, 1981; Sandfort, 1987.