RARE GLIMPSE INTO THE PERSONAL SEXUAL HISTORY OF A PEDOPHILE (Part I)

Look into the sexual history of a pedophile. Juvenile Law. JuvenileLawCenter.com

On June 2, 2012, the Santa Barbara News Press published on their front page an article regarding the “sex history” to a pedophile priest’s mind. The priest involved was at a local seminary for boys wanting to become priests. As shocking and distasteful as the article is to some, I want to highlight five topics that may be helpful from portions of the sexual history set forth in the article.

The priest described his early childhood as lonely with an authoritarian father. The boy was one of seven in the family. At the age of 13, his father forced him to read a sex education book that terrified the young boy. He dreaded the onset of puberty. The next year he entered the junior seminary to escape his father and his own sexual anxieties.

1. Don’t force your minor into becoming more sexually interested at an early age. Some minors may get out of high school never even kissing a girl or boy. Some never go to a prom. There’s plenty of time for that later as they mature at their own pace. Was this boy having sexual identity issues at an early age? I have had minor boys tell me from their earliest memories they were never interested in girls. They were afraid to tell their parents they liked boys. Are some minors born gay or lesbian? Perhaps some are and perhaps some develop a same sex orientation by experiencing both types and deciding one is better than the other.

While in an infirmary at the seminary, a priest molested him. The priest told him it would draw out his fever by making him sweat. “While I don’t think it is of crucial importance in my life, it is curious that this is nearly the exact activity I would perform 10 to 15 years later.”

2. Did this sex molest by the priest at 14 or 15 years of age make this adolescent a molester? What about a pedophile? No matter who we are most of us can recall our first kiss and our first experience early in life where we became sexually aroused. The sexual history doesn’t tell us what the priest did to him but it was probably confusing to this boy. It wasn’t so bad he wanted to tell on the priest. It may have played into any sexual identity thoughts he may have been having before the event. It certainly imprinted on his mind a behavior that if not checked and corrected was to be replayed out later in his life. I have represented many minors this age and younger who did receive proper therapy after an incident like this. They became law abiding and responsible citizens. Educating minors as to proper and legal ways to act out their sexual desires and interests is the key whether they are gay or straight.

He discovered pornography near his college seminary and purchased magazines featuring naked children. He used a telephoto lens to take pictures of young children and bought books featuring nude boys.

3. Pornography is like pouring gasoline on a fire. You hope they have not been molested or molested another. His wanting to take pictures of young children and views pictures of nude boys is even more concerning. It would seem at this point he was fixated on young boys to satiate his sexual desires. This gets back to education. You can be gay or straight but you have to learn how to engage legally in your sexual desires. Did any of his friends or relatives notice he had pictures around of young kids, nude boys? Would you tell on a friend or relative if you had some concerns about their abnormal interest in young children? Part 2 to follow.

 

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