Question: pedophile sexuality

I know that the average child molester is a 34 year-old heterosexual male married to a women with two children. Can you confirm this statistic?

I found this quote on the web "Heterosexual males present a greater risk to boys and girls." I found this quote on the web Almost all sexual abusers are heterosexual men. I found this quote on the web also
Child abusers often are married and have children.

Also, do you have any data on the the sexuality of child molesters? What percentage are heterosexual males, homosexual males, hetersexual females and lesbian females?

Do you have any other links to reputable sources which confirm this data?

The reason why I ask is that I'm a gay male and I know that homosexual DOES NOT equal pedophile. And, I want to start writing articles about the misconceptions of homosexual men.

I know the Bush administration is deleting facts from government web sites concerning sexuality and adding false statisics concerning sexuality. Just take a look
at This site is filled with junk science and false statistics.

Answer: Inquiry concerning a pedofile's sexuality

ANSWER: For an amazing article about the facts on sexuality and pedophilia, check out: Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation. It's very useful not only because it directly addresses the role sexuality plays in pedophilia, but because this article cites dozens of useful articles full of empirical data.

I found the following two articles to be the most helpful in addressing the issue:

McConaghy, N. (1998). Paedophilia: A review of the evidence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 32(2), 252-265.

Jenny, C., Roesler, T. A., & Poyer, K. L. (1994). Are children at risk for sexual abuse by homosexuals? Pediatrics, 94(1), 41-44.

For more info, check out:

The Proportions of Heterosexual and Homosexual Pedophiles among Sex
Offenders against Children: An Exploratory Study
Freund, Kurt; Watson, Robin J, Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 1992,
18, 1, spring, 34-43.
An investigation of whether the etiology of preferred partner sex among
pedophiles is related to that of preferred partner sex among males
preferring adult partners. Using phallometric test sensitivities to
calculate the proportion of true pedophiles .

The Heterogeneity/Homogeneity of Pedophilia
Bradford, John M W; Bloomberg, D; Bourget, D, Psychiatric Journal of the
University of Ottawa/Revue de Psychiatrie de l'Universite d'Ottawa, 1988,
13, 4, Nov, 217-226.
Numerous studies have looked at the characteristics of pedophiles,
including their victim characteristics, social & demographic data,
psychiatric data, & data on physiological & other variables. The findings
of these studies - ie, that pedophiles are ...

Pedophilia and Heterosexuality vs. Homosexuality
Freund, Kurt; Heasman, Gerald; Racansky, I G; Glancy, Graham, Journal of
Sex and Marital Therapy, 1984, 10, 3, fall, 193-200.
An examination of the relationship between sexual preference & pedophilia.
The proportional prevalence of gynephilia (preference for mature Fs) &
androphilia (preference for mature Ms) in the general population was
compared to that of sexual offenders' ...

Adult Sexual Orientation and Attraction to Underage Persons
Groth, A Nicholas; Birnbaum, H Jean, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1978, 7,
3, May, 175-181.
... the contrary, it is suggested that homosexuality & pedophilia are
incompatible, given that the child molester is attracted by the prepubic,
predominately feminine characteristics of their victims, while
homosexuality involves a preference ...

Sexual Behavior and Its Development in Pedophilic Men
Nedome, K; Mellan, J; Pondelickova, J, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1971,
1, 3, 267-271.
... showed in many ways a sexual behavior closer to the average adult than
to pedophilia. It is of interest that only 36% of the persons investigated
felt that their sexual act was an expression of abnormality or sickness. 4
Figures. Modified HA.

[Thanks to Jonathan Rochkind & Karen Kohn]