Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 weeks ago

why do serial pedophiles get much lighter sentences than murderers aren't the two crimes just as terrible?

Update:

Serial pedophiles/rapists that prey on children

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Pedophilia isn't a crime.  Pedophiles who assault children are committing a crime.

    No, murder and sexual assault are not the same.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It could be because being a pedophile is not a crime. Pedophilia is a mental disorder where an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children Child molestation is a crime but the vast majority of child molesters are not pedophiles.

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