In my naif undergrad days, a favoured response by an experienced old tutor to some radical declaration of mine was always 'define your terms'. So here goes. Paedophiles are adults of either sex who are sexually attracted to children, and when I say children I mean those in the infants and juniors type category. Paederasts, such as Jonathan King, are specifically adult men who are attracted to post-pubescent boys. I'm not aware of a specific term for deviant adult males who are attracted to post-pubescent girls (magazine editors? TV producers? comic geniuses?) but there really ought to be one. However, in the argot of South London, all of them are simply 'nonces'.
The invert lobby some years ago waged a campaign against HIV being termed the 'gay plague', pointing out that heterosexual transmission was indeed possible. They were correct. The at-risk group for HIV in the UK is sexually irresponsible adults, amongst whom inverts and Africans make up a disproportionate part. Then came the campaign against assuming that all inverts were nonces. Again, correct. Most inverts are sexually attracted to other adult males. But most isn't all.
The Home Office published a report entitled 'Sex Offending Against Children: Understanding the Risk' that stated "Bradford et al (1988) suggested reasonably that approximately 20 to 33 per cent of child sexual abuse is homosexual in nature". A Dr Raabe, a Manchester GP, also authored an academic paper that suggested that 25% of child sexual abuse was homosexual in nature. For this, he's just been sacked from a drugs advisory body by, er, the Home Office.
A Home Office spokesperson told the Indie yesterday:
"Dr Raabe's failure to disclose a controversial report which, among other things, links homosexuality to paedophilia raises concerns over his credibility to provide balanced advice on drug misuse issues and impacts on the smooth running of the ACMD."
You couldn't make it up. Look, some inverts are nonces. Fact. Get over it.