Comment: I am sure I will get flamed for this

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I am sure I will get flamed for this

but pedophilia is a sexual orientation. It can be reasonable feel uncomfortable with leaving your children with a pedophile, but that does not mean we should treat them poorly. People don't decide one day that they will be attracted to minors. Pedophiles should be treated with compassion and providing an infrastructure to help them handle the desire makes more sense then driving them into secrecy and treating them like scum. Just because someone is a pedophile does not mean they are going to try rape a child.

And consider the arbitrary designation our society uses for defining children. Also consider the insane ways the laws have been applied. Sixteen year olds have been charged with distributing child porn for sending nude pictures of themselves to their boy/girlfriend of similar age.