"‘Paedophilia is natural and normal for males’ – here’s why we need to stop calling child rapists paedophiles"

The word paedophilia originates from the Greek words paidos, meaning child, and philia, meaning love. The term is derived from a pseudo-scientific justification for the behaviour of those who would molest, abuse, rape and even kill children to satiate personal desires.  It absolves them of responsibility. We need to call a spade a spade: these people are child abusers and rapists. The Paedophile Information Exchange Lives On.

The first scientist to use the concept was the German sexologist and physician Richard Krafft-Ebing. In his monograph Psychopatia Sexualis, published in 1886, he defined paedophilia as a psycho-sexual perversion, open to cure. Around 1906, his British counterpart Havelock Ellis presented pedophilia as an extreme version of normal masculine sexuality.

In 1974, a group of child sex abusers launched the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).  This group was legal at the time, and sought to promote the rights of ‘paedophiles’

"Police vow to smash paedophile ring that abused boy trafficked by adoptive parents"

Police have vowed to hunt down every member of an international paedophile network that sexually abused a boy who was trafficked by his adoptive parents.

Australian man Peter Truong and his partner Mark Newton bought the child, who the ABC will call Boy 1, from Russia in 2005.

His birth papers were falsified to list Newton as his biological father, paving the way for Boy 1 to be adopted and brought to Queensland.

"Buckingham Palace has been forced to deny allegations Prince Andrew had sexual relations with a minor. "

The claims have been made in a United States lawsuit involving controversial millionaire Jeffery Epstein.

The Duke of York is not a party to the case so has not been able to respond to the allegations, but the Palace issued a strongly worded statement saying "for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue".