Profile of a Pedophile: Does Michael Jackson fit?

Dec 9, 2008 Full story: crime.about.com 64,309

Pedophiles can be anyone -- old or young, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, non-professional or professional, and of any race. However, pedophiles often demonstrate similar characteristics, but these are merely indicators and it should not be assumed that individuals with these characteristics are pedophiles. But knowledge of these characteristics coupled with questionable behavior can be used as an alert that someone may be a pedophile.

[The part about Stockholm Syndrome is VERY interesting indeed... -ek.]

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“What's new pussycat?”

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#1 Dec 9, 2008
Yes.

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#2 Dec 14, 2008
i agree

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DaltonIndiana

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#3 Dec 14, 2008
No more then the cop who arrested him or your uncle Jim or my dad.

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“What's new pussycat?”

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#4 Dec 14, 2008
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No more then the cop who arrested him or your uncle Jim or my dad.
Does your Uncle Jim has sleepovers with "special friends"?

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“Waiting for f'loons to wake up”

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#5 Dec 16, 2008
Special note:
One caveat - Jack0 didn't have to concern himself with employment so there goes the "employment" or hiding the past from prospective employers characteristic.

Sorry f'loons, reality strikes again.
The profile doesn't exclude Wacko at all. In fact, the profile easily explains how Jack0 would fit.

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#6 Dec 16, 2008
No No No!!!!!! he's innocent <3

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MJsAzzRhremora

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#7 Dec 16, 2008
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MJ looks guilty to me.

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“Rudeness is the weak man's”

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#10 Jul 1, 2009
This is all bull shit. They aren't describing a pedophile. They are describing Michael Jackson.

I was raped and molested by two men and attempts were made by two others. None of those men fit this profile. I can tell you at 50 paces if a man is a child molester or not because once you've been a victim you have a radar for them.

None of the men who touched me or tried to collected toys or had "special" rooms. They were all married and had normal sex with women. They had children of their own.

You want to know about a "real" pedophile don't read crap like this. Talk to people like me who have actually known them.

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#11 Jul 1, 2009
yeah he did it. just had enough money to buy himself out of it.

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#12 Jul 1, 2009
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Yes.
I agree!!!!!!!

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Travis Villager

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#13 Jul 1, 2009
Ok...Since some claim that this was made specifically for MJ here is another profile from mental-health-matters.com

So how many of these fit?

* Popular with both children and adults.
* Appears to be trustworthy and respectable. Has good standing in the community.
* Prefers the company of children. Feels more comfortable with children than adults. Is mainly attracted to prepubescent boys and girls. Can be heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.
* "Grooms" children with quality time, video games, parties, candy, toys, gifts, money.
* Singles out children who seem troubled and in need of attention or affection.
* Often dates or marries women with children that are the age of his preferred victims.
* Rarely forces or coerces a child into sexual contact. Usually through trust and friendship. Physical contact is gradual, from touching, to picking up, to holding on lap, to kissing, etc.
* Derives gratification in a number of ways. For some, looking is enough. For others, taking pictures or watching children undress is enough. Still others require more contact.
* Finds different ways and places to be alone with children.
* Are primarily (but not always) male, masculine, better-educated, more religious than average, in their thirties, and choose jobs allowing them greater access to children.
* Are usually family men, have no criminal record, and deny that they abuse children, even after caught, convicted, incarcerated, and court-ordered into a sex offender program. The marriage is often troubled by sexual dysfunction, and serves as a smokescreen for the pedophile's true preferences and practices.
* Are often, but not always, themselves victims of some form of childhood sexual abuse.
* Even if the pedophile has no children, his home is usually child-friendly, with toys, books, video games, computers, bikes, swing sets, skateboards, rec room, pool, snacks - things to attract children to his home and keep them coming back. Usually the items reflect the preferred age of his victims.
* A female pedophile usually abuses a child when partnered with an adult male pedophile, and is often herself a victim of chronic sexual abuse.
* A pedophile can act independently, or be involved in an organized ring, including the Internet, NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association), and other pro-pedophilia groups. Some pedophiles recognize that their behavior is criminal, immoral, and unacceptable by society, and operate in secrecy. Some are quite open and militant about their practices and advocate the normalization of pedophilia under the guise of freedom of speech and press, and uses innocuous language like "intergenerational intimacy."

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“Rudeness is the weak man's”

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#14 Jul 1, 2009
Travis Villager wrote:
Ok...Since some claim that this was made specifically for MJ here is another profile from mental-health-matters.com
So how many of these fit?
* Popular with both children and adults.
* Appears to be trustworthy and respectable. Has good standing in the community.
* Prefers the company of children. Feels more comfortable with children than adults. Is mainly attracted to prepubescent boys and girls. Can be heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.
* "Grooms" children with quality time, video games, parties, candy, toys, gifts, money.
* Singles out children who seem troubled and in need of attention or affection.
* Often dates or marries women with children that are the age of his preferred victims.
* Rarely forces or coerces a child into sexual contact. Usually through trust and friendship. Physical contact is gradual, from touching, to picking up, to holding on lap, to kissing, etc.
* Derives gratification in a number of ways. For some, looking is enough. For others, taking pictures or watching children undress is enough. Still others require more contact.
* Finds different ways and places to be alone with children.
* Are primarily (but not always) male, masculine, better-educated, more religious than average, in their thirties, and choose jobs allowing them greater access to children.
* Are usually family men, have no criminal record, and deny that they abuse children, even after caught, convicted, incarcerated, and court-ordered into a sex offender program. The marriage is often troubled by sexual dysfunction, and serves as a smokescreen for the pedophile's true preferences and practices.
* Are often, but not always, themselves victims of some form of childhood sexual abuse.
* Even if the pedophile has no children, his home is usually child-friendly, with toys, books, video games, computers, bikes, swing sets, skateboards, rec room, pool, snacks - things to attract children to his home and keep them coming back. Usually the items reflect the preferred age of his victims.
* A female pedophile usually abuses a child when partnered with an adult male pedophile, and is often herself a victim of chronic sexual abuse.
* A pedophile can act independently, or be involved in an organized ring, including the Internet, NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association), and other pro-pedophilia groups. Some pedophiles recognize that their behavior is criminal, immoral, and unacceptable by society, and operate in secrecy. Some are quite open and militant about their practices and advocate the normalization of pedophilia under the guise of freedom of speech and press, and uses innocuous language like "intergenerational intimacy."
This one makes more sense. They are also mostly white males. Neither of these statistics mention that very important piece of information.

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#15 Jul 1, 2009
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This one makes more sense. They are also mostly white males. Neither of these statistics mention that very important piece of information.
Thanks for sharing your posts and the information, Pamela.

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Question for Pamela

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#16 Jul 1, 2009
Pamela: Thanks for your post. I had a weird experience happen to me when I was about 12. I was at a Purim party with adults and children and I was a bit socially awkward. This man in his 20s was very friendly to me and he was very popular with his other friends (same age as him).
Well, I was all alone in the hall at one point going to find my family and I bumped into him. It seems like he had come out of nowhere and he hugged me REALLY tight and wouldn't let me go. I could not break free. I started getting this weird scared feeling even though the man had not had time to touch me yet. Luckily, at that moment my Dad (who was very drunk) thankfully came looking for me yelling my name very loudly and I broke free of that guy and ran to my Dad. My Dad had no clue what he had just saved me from but I had the most disgusting and scared feeling for about a week after that even though nothing had happened. Even though nothing had happened, I knew something very wrong had almost happened. It's such a weird feeling that I can't even explain.
Anyway, as an adult, I dated this one guy and he was known as a player. Slept with a ton of women and always bragged about it. But for some reason I never thought he liked women much at all. I always thought he liked young underage girls. He kept calling them "beautiful" which seems innocent enough. He also told me the best thing he liked about me was that I looked "sweet and innocent like he wanted to protect me" and he confided to me that his Dad used to blow raspberries on his bare bottom up until he was 13. When I expressed alarm at that and said it wasn't normal he replied "No, it's LOVE, it's just LOVE". Anyway I was wondering your take on this as you said you can spot them from a mile away.
Oh, and I don't think Michael Jackson is a pedophile. I think he's very innocent and because of this innocence does inappropriate things sometimes but I don't think he's a pedo.

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Susan Prescott Benninger

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#17 Jul 1, 2009
DaltonIndiana wrote:
No more then the cop who arrested him or your uncle Jim or my dad.
Huh? I'm reasonably sure my uncle Jim and most likely that cop has never (as an adult) slept with little boys or (at any time!) sucked on their weenies! What have you been smoking...although I think I have a pretty good idea...and I ain't talking about pot!

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#18 Jul 1, 2009
Let the man rest in peace. Give a rest already!

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Pixie

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#19 Jul 1, 2009
Susan Prescott Benninger wrote:
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Huh? I'm reasonably sure my uncle Jim and most likely that cop has never (as an adult) slept with little boys or (at any time!) sucked on their weenies! What have you been smoking...although I think I have a pretty good idea...and I ain't talking about pot!
Huh? I'm 100% sure MJ has never been found guilty of sucking on anyone's weenie as you put it. He also slept on the floor while the boy slept on the bed. Honey, you best put your own drugs down before you go accusing others. Unbelievable.

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#20 Jul 2, 2009
Question for Pamela wrote:
Pamela: Thanks for your post. I had a weird experience happen to me when I was about 12. I was at a Purim party with adults and children and I was a bit socially awkward. This man in his 20s was very friendly to me and he was very popular with his other friends (same age as him).
Well, I was all alone in the hall at one point going to find my family and I bumped into him. It seems like he had come out of nowhere and he hugged me REALLY tight and wouldn't let me go. I could not break free. I started getting this weird scared feeling even though the man had not had time to touch me yet. Luckily, at that moment my Dad (who was very drunk) thankfully came looking for me yelling my name very loudly and I broke free of that guy and ran to my Dad. My Dad had no clue what he had just saved me from but I had the most disgusting and scared feeling for about a week after that even though nothing had happened. Even though nothing had happened, I knew something very wrong had almost happened. It's such a weird feeling that I can't even explain.
Anyway, as an adult, I dated this one guy and he was known as a player. Slept with a ton of women and always bragged about it. But for some reason I never thought he liked women much at all. I always thought he liked young underage girls. He kept calling them "beautiful" which seems innocent enough. He also told me the best thing he liked about me was that I looked "sweet and innocent like he wanted to protect me" and he confided to me that his Dad used to blow raspberries on his bare bottom up until he was 13. When I expressed alarm at that and said it wasn't normal he replied "No, it's LOVE, it's just LOVE". Anyway I was wondering your take on this as you said you can spot them from a mile away.
Oh, and I don't think Michael Jackson is a pedophile. I think he's very innocent and because of this innocence does inappropriate things sometimes but I don't think he's a pedo.
It's hard to explain. Most of it is a feeling. They are very attentive to children. More so than a normal man and it's not a fatherly smile but a look of lust as you would see a normal man look at a woman.

Typically, if a pedophile is after you they don't grab you. They are more subtle. A slight rub of their genitals on your leg in the pool or feeling the inside of your leg lightly. They are usually slow and methodic. At first it will appear to be accidental.

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Just Me

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#21 Jul 2, 2009
Pamela in red wrote:
This is all bull shit. They aren't describing a pedophile. They are describing Michael Jackson.
I was raped and molested by two men and attempts were made by two others. None of those men fit this profile. I can tell you at 50 paces if a man is a child molester or not because once you've been a victim you have a radar for them.
None of the men who touched me or tried to collected toys or had "special" rooms. They were all married and had normal sex with women. They had children of their own.
You want to know about a "real" pedophile don't read crap like this. Talk to people like me who have actually known them.
You are absolutely right. We had a pedophile in my family. It was my grandfather. He molested several little girls in our family, including me. He had none of the characteristics mentioned in this article. He was married with children, had no feminine characteristics, etc.
Micheal was a man who was traumatized by the loss of a normal childhood. He was just trying to relive it by having children around him, and getting a chance to do all the things he never got to do as a child.

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Fanara

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#22 Jul 3, 2009
MJ probably suffered from trying to re-live his boyhood...it's a common syndrome

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