Also, priests and seminarians with deep-seated homosexual tendencies have a serious responsibility to pursue appropriate treatment and spiritual direction in order to protect adolescent males, in particular, and the Church from further damage. Here again, there is no inherent connection between an adult's sexual orientation and her or his propensity for endangering others. Irving Bieber and collaborators conducted a comprehensive study of homosexual men in therapy. January 7, To avoid this confusion, it is preferable to refer to men's sexual abuse of boys with the more accurate label of male-male molestation. He could pursue his dreams while I felt I could not. Pedophilia and hebephilia are diagnostic labels that refer to psychological attractions.
When the arrests were announced, Ada County Probation Officer Emery Bess stated, without offering supporting evidence, that the investigation had only "scratched the surface" of "child molestation activities" in Boise involving several adults and over teenagers.
Retrieved from " https: Furthermore, Abel, Becker, Murphy, and Flanagan found that those child molesters who offended against girls reported more than twice as many victims as those who had offended against boys, a finding contrary to the hypothesized outcome. There are sections of major cities where adolescent boy prostitutes are available to male clients who want this service.
The Church, as a hierarchical institution, was able to give the researchers access to extensive records.