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Adam was at his desk in the second-story bedroom of his family’s suburban home when he came across it.He had recently switched file-sharing programs to one that offered more content and faster browsing, and his downloading habit had increased in kind.He was 16 years old, he was a pedophile, and he had to do something about it.We have a few go-to archetypes when it comes to pedophilia: There is the playground lurker, the chat-room predator, and the monstrous (often religious) authority figure. The defines a pedophile as an individual who “over a period of at least six months” has “recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children.” This person also has to have “acted on these sexual urges, or the sexual urges or fantasies cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulty,” and be “at least age 16 years and at least five years older than the child or children” involved.When I pressed him about what he finds most attractive in a child, he shifted in the car seat from side to side, and eventually managed to say: “Small body, hairless legs, you know, things like that…like small genitalia.” But there is a strong emotional pull, a potent idea of innocence that, he explained, is far more intoxicating than anatomy.“A lot of us tend to have, I think, unrealistic views of kids,” he said.
He found himself attracted primarily to boys between three and seven and girls aged five to eight.
The first time we spoke at length about his attractions, we were sitting in his old, beat-up car, in the lot of a park near the house he shares with his parents and two older brothers. Outside the car, locals chatted among themselves while herding frisky Labradors and Weimaraners into the backs of jeeps; two kids roughhoused in the dirt next to us until their father asked them to stop.
Talking about his pedophilic urges, Adam refused to look me in the eye, though he often stole glances when he thought I wasn’t looking.
It wasn’t like anything he’d witnessed in the two years he’d been viewing child pornography.
Until now everything he’d seen seemed to suggest that the kids liked it, but this toddler was clearly in pain.