Paraklesis

Paraklesis is a quarterly publication of the Christian Boylove Forum (CBF). Its purpose is to provide mutual support and encouragement for Christian boylovers, to discuss ethical, spiritual, and emotional issues surrounding boylove, to encourage responsible behavior, and to promote dialog and understanding. Permission is granted to freely copy and distribute this publication for non-commercial purposes as long as the copyright notice below is included.
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“The Gathering 2002
A Report from the Organizers
By John Bach & Mark Distefano
CBF held its fourth annual real-life gathering June 13-16 in St. Louis. While the previous three get-togethers, or “consultations,” were intended to promote dialog between Christian boylovers and non-boylovers, this latest gathering was meant to be a time of worship and fellowship for boylovers. Plans are still underway for a fall consultation for minor-attracted adults (not only those attracted to boys) and other Christians who are interested in supporting them or dialoging with them.

Although the turnout was small, discussions and social activities were lively. The seven of us arrived Thursday afternoon or evening, and got acquainted (or re-acquainted) over dinner at a local restaurant.

The first formal session began the next morning with prayer. We discussed Ezekiel 34, a passage in which the Lord reprimands the shepherds of Israel for not caring for their flock: “You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals.” (Ezek. 34:4-5) We felt the church has not fulfilled its responsibility to shepherd boylovers, leaving us scattered and vulnerable.

One participant told of his experience seeking support from his pastor. He took part in a men’s group whose participants were very open about various aspects of their lives, including sexual issues. He said he needed support in living a celibate life, wanted to be honest, and desired open communication with his brothers in Christ. He was moved by 1 John 1:9 to share his attraction to boys with his pastor.

As a result of his confession, the pastor asked him to withdraw from his responsibilities in the church. He also experienced a distancing in his relationships with both church leadership and personal friends. He felt alone and isolated – “in a dark place,” as he put it. In spite of the pain he experienced, he said he continued to pray for his pastor, and trusted that God would continue to be at work in the situation.

We agreed that Jesus is our shepherd. However, one participant pointed out that because Jesus is the Lamb of God, God is his shepherd. Like Jesus, we can be both shepherds and sheep. We can minister to other boylovers, to non-boylovers who are marginalized by the church, and to the boys around us.

Discussion of this topic ended with a question: Do we have a Christian responsibility to confront poor shepherds? One boylover commented that Christians need to carefully discern if and how confrontation can be effective.

Our discussion then turned to Philippians 4:11-13 and the topic of contentment. Paul writes, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” How do we as Christian boylovers find contentment? We struggle with celibacy, lack of intimacy, and rejection by church society.

One participant noted that contentment is something that has to be worked at. He said that he did this by replacing his feelings of being cheated, or feeling inferior, with a sense of gratitude. He made it a habit to consider his blessings rather than to be frustrated by what he felt he lacked. To do this he found it necessary to set aside a regular time of solitude, prayer, and meditation. He also shared an effective way to meet the need for intimacy: hugs. Frequent hugs with people of all ages made it easier for him to live a fulfilling celibate life.

The morning ended by each of us telling his spiritual story. We represented a tremendous variety of backgrounds. *with 7 people* – (my comment)

After lunch, we had ample time for napping and informal chatting. Then the group headed for a local park for a cook-out, complete with pork steaks barbecued on the grill. The weather proved to be perfect for a relaxed meal, although serious discussions could still be heard.

Saturday morning began with singing. The morning’s discussion centered on the use of language related to sexuality. One participant gave a historical overview of how certain terms, such as pedophilia, homosexuality, and sodomy, have dramatically changed in meaning and usage over the years.

He explained that the roots of the term “sodomy” are to be found in the Genesis story of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19). While the term is never used in that account, the word “sodomite” occurs in later references in both Old and New Testaments. It is used to describe persons who give themselves up to lustful desires. The Church Fathers of the 4th century (Jerome, Ambrose, Augustine and Gregory) linked the story of Sodom with same-sex sexual activity of males. The use of the term “sodomy” for same-sex sexual activity did not occur until the 11th century when St. Peter Damian coined the term. Christian tradition, embodied by Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica further entrenched this usage.

In common usage from this time up to the 19th century, “sodomy” referred to same-sex relations. In the late 19th century the psychiatric community coined the terms “homosexual” and “heterosexual.” Thus, the term “sodomy,” which by that time meant several different forms of same-sex sexual contact, was gradually replaced by the term homosexuality. Recent translations of Scripture that use the term “homosexual” may cause confusion because current understandings of “homosexual” are not the same as the original Greek terms employed by their authors.

The discussion was followed by the reading of a moving letter faxed to the group by a boylover who was unable to attend. Prayer and hugs closed the morning session.

Like the previous day, the morning’s rather serious discussion contrasted with the more relaxing pace of the afternoon. A late afternoon trip downtown for dinner and sightseeing proved to be enjoyable as we strolled along the river, visited the Gateway Arch, and browsed in the underground museum.

Sunday’s activities included attending mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral and another picnic lunch at a nearby park. After this, we reluctantly exchanged hugs and said our good-byes.”

This was the last issue I found online but the forum is still quite active. As a Pagan, I find it ironic that I’m monitoring a *cough* “Christian” pedophile forum.

It’s My Blog, so I can vent

There is something I don’t understand. When I see a crime scene photo of a dead baby burned and left in a ditch like trash, I wonder where is “God”? Yes, I know that he doesn’t cause these things to happen, but why does he allow it? How low does the human race have to go before he does something about it? Where does he look while a child is being tortured or molested? At daisies? And if he’s all knowing and all powerful, then wouldn’t he have known that we’d screw up free will?
If you see your child destroying the furniture, you stop them. We are destroying our planet. If I made something as beautiful and precious as the earth, I sure as hell wouldn’t let puny mankind destroy it. I fight pedophiles almost every day, and see horror and depravity all the time. People have said to me “It’s God’s will, it’s not for us to question.” I really don’t think that is going to comfort an abused child or raped person. People say we all have guardian angels, but mine must have been on vacation when I was being abused as a child. No one saved or helped me, I had to run away at 17 to make it stop. Then I made the conscience decision to break the cycle of abuse and love my kids properly. I don’t worship anything anymore because I don’t feel there is anything out there to worship. I believe in myself because I’M the one I know I can count on. So if there is a higher power, WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR?? I just don’t understand.

My Story of Sorts

I’m posting this to heighten deaf awareness. I have a deaf son who was sodomized when he was 7 years old while visiting a friend with his older brother. He was the perfect victim, he couldn’t speak or know the sign language for telling someone. My oldest son walked in on it when it happened, and beat the living crap out of the molester/mutant. Needless to say, we pressed charges. It hadn’t occured to me (ah, the guilt) that I needed to learn the ASL signs about sexual abuse so I could teach them to my son until after the fact.

That’s “child love”? No, that is victimizing a helpless little child who COULDN’T SPEAK. I still get so angry about this and my son is 28 now. Do you see how pedophiles are? I don’t care how they portray themselves, they are depraved and evil. My youngest daughter was raped and molested at 11 years old. At least she can hear and told me. Oy.

I survived daily sexual abuse from my adopted “mother” and I hoped my children would never experience it, but I was wrong. The man who raped my daughter was a member of our church! He worshipped with us, ate at the same table with us, and knew my family well…and this is how he abused our trust. I haven’t been in a church since because I don’t condone or believe in organized religion anymore.

If you have a deaf child, keep an eye on who they are with at all times. As unpleasant as it is, learn the signs necessary so you can teach your deaf child how to tell you if they are being molested. I was a vigilant mother, but it still happened to 2 of my children. I’m sure pedos like to go after special needs kids, especially if they’re young and can’t talk. Do you see why I loathe them so much? I will until I die and I’m not keeping my mouth shut about them. I want to give you as much info about them as I can dig up. They don’t want you to know about them. Too bad. I’m a mother on a mission. We must educate and protect our children!

Child Pornography: America’s Greatest Shame

The Secret Violence Affecting Children Nationwide and What You Can Do to Stop It

#1 – If you find child pornography, report it.
Studies show that there is a one-to-one correlation between viewing child pornography and being a child molester. If you find child pornography on a friend or family member’s computer, cellphone, iPod, or Xbox, any child that comes in contact with that person is at serious risk. Your life may be at risk. Do not confront your friend or family member. Instead, CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY and ensure your own and your child’s safety. Ask the police to page your local Internet Crimes Against Children task force members. If you wait to confront your loved one, there will be a strong chance he or she will manipulate you into silence, and destroy the evidence. Your child may be too ashamed to admit that they are being abused by your loved one. You, as the adult, must make the correct choice. Reporting this serious felony is a moral and legal obligation, and the only way to ensure the safety of yourself and your children.

#2 – Understand that child pornography is really crime scene photos of children being sexually abused, mostly American children.
Calling these child sexual abuse images “child porn” or “kiddie porn” minimizes the brutal truth of the reality that 99% of image collections seized have images of children as young as babies in diapers being raped or tortured. In 1982 the US Supreme Court ruled that child pornography has no redeeming value to society and is not protected by the First Amendment. Arguing child sexual abuse image possession is a minimal offense helps hundreds of thousands of child molesters nationwide continue raping children in our schools, religious houses, and homes. This is no free speech issue, these are American children being heinously abused, who need our help to be rescued from unspeakable harm.

#3 – Support your local law enforcement agency get the tools it needs to take child pornography offenders off your local streets.
Nearly 625,000 child pornography traders have been identified nationwide, however, only 61 Internet Crimes Against Children task forces have been allocated minimal funding to take them off the streets. That means that there are close to 11,000 offenders per team. Most ICAC teams can arrest 50-100 perpetrators per year. Arresting all of these child molesters they currently have located would take them 100-200 years. We need your help to get them the tools they need to do their jobs and the local, state and federal funding to make our neighborhoods safe again for our children.

Grooming Techniques of Pedophiles

Child predators come in all levels of intelligence, in every race, in every height, and in every age. There is no way to identify them from the next, other than their desire to commit horrific acts on children. Some predators are bolder and braver than others. Some hide behind their computer lurking in chat rooms trying to lure children in. Others kidnap them from their own homes.

Protecting Your Loved Ones.
Most Childhood Sexual Abuse Occurs With Someone A Child Has An Established & Trusting Relationship With.

Convicted Sex Offenders Tell Us…”Parents are so naive-they’re worried about strangers and should be worried about their brother-in-law. They just don’t realize how devious we can be.” “Know that we will use any way we can to get to children”.
“The best offense is a great defense. Understand the dynamics of childhood sexual abuse and you and your children will be safer.”

Laura A. Ahearn, C.S.W.
Founder
Parents For Megan’s Law

The Apple Of My Eye Trick
The first trick is named after Laura Ahearn’s new book coming soon “The Apple Of My Eye” This trick is top on her list for the most insidious of all tricks because predators use the same innocent vulnerablity we strive to protect in our children for purposes of methodically gaining their trust by giving special attention to them so they can eventually sexually abuse them. All children want love, attention and affection this is why they are particularly vulnerable to those who are experts at grooming them to lead to their eventual sexual abuse.

Accidental Touching Trick
Children are often unaware that an accidental touching may be intentional or may be an offender attempting to touch closer to genitalia the next time.

Assistance Lure Trick
Offenders may ask a child for help with directions or carrying packages. One convicted offender stated that he liked to hang around kiddie hamburger restaurant bathrooms. He would abuse young boys under the guise of helping them with their zippers.

Another type of assistance lure may be an offender who senses a role he might play by assisting a family with children. His assistance might be needed for babysitting or for driving a child to activities. Watch for those who are more interested in your child than you, there is a reason.

Authority Trick
Many of us have taught our children to respect authority without realizing that individuals who target our children take advantage of their position such as a teacher, coach, religious or club leader.

Desensitize Trick
Offenders may continually talk to children about sex or use pornography to demonstrate sexual acts. They may arouse a child’s curiosity by leaving sexual material and aids around where they may see them.

Drug & Alcohol Trick
Drugs or alcohol can be used to incapacitate a child making them highly vulnerable to sexual abuse.

Emergency Trick Crisis can be confusing for young children and offenders count on that so they construct an emergency to lure children.

Fame Trick Promises are made to make the child a movie star.

Friendship Trick
Older children may bribe a younger child (or same age) by saying that they will not be their friend anymore unless they participate in a sexual act.

Games Trick
Body contact games such as wrestling are played where touching genitalia is part of the rules.

Hero Trick / Special Privileges Trick
(Coach/Teacher/Person In A Position Of Authority)
Children are often impressed with those individuals they look up to such as those in a position of authority like a coach, teacher, older cousin. They may endure abuse to maintain a relationship where they are receiving special privileges for fear of losing those privileges.

“I Know You” Trick
Do not write your child’s name on the outside of any of their clothing or items they use outside of their home such as umbrellas or lunchboxes. This gives the offender an opportunity to make your child feel as though they know them.

Internet Trick
The internet has become a preying ground for sex offenders trying to lure victims. Offenders will try to get specific information from your child without directly asking for it. For example they may ask if your child plays on sports teams which would eventually lead to a discussion of where your child played these games. Ultimately, they want to try to set up a meeting. Predators on the internet may also transmit pornography to your child.

Job Trick
Promises of high paying jobs easily influence young adults into meeting individuals in questionable places for interviews where they may be sexually abused. Young children may be offered high pay for odd jobs inside an offenders house where they too may be sexually abused.

Legitimacy Trick
There are a few organizations that promote sexual relations with children and attempt to legitimize this activity. Those offenders may attempt to convince a child that sex with an adult is a legitimate activity.

Outing Trick
Offender is continually attempting to take a child out alone for special trips or outings and insists that no one else attend. A pediatrician in New York who was convicted of sexually abusing many of his patients would take them away for the weekend quite often. Parents trusted him because he was well liked and perceived as the pillar of the community.

Pet Trick
Similar to the assistance lure, the offender may ask a child to help find his lost dog. They may carry props such as a photo of a dog and a leash.

Teaching Trick
Assistance is offered to a family to help teach a child a sport or how to play a musical instrument, often without cost. Parents from across the nation have also informed that sexual predators may be working as driving school instructors.

Threat Trick
Children may be threatened in to cooperation and further silenced. Once the abuse has taken place, they threaten to expose the child either to their parents or to their friends. The offender may threaten the abused child into recruiting other children.

Costume Trick
Most volunteers who dress up as clowns, cartoon characters or as Santa Claus during the holiday season are not pedophiles attempting to access children. However, you should always be aware that there are pedophiles who would do anything to get at kids.

Charles Reese: Accountant Paid Vidor Woman $750,000 for Videos of Her Molesting Her Children & Sexing Animals

Good lord. Houston Press has the revolting story.

WTF. Sick, depraved, mutant…none of these words do justice to the vileness of these adults. I hope those children get a chance to heal and are loved by someone unconditionally. I do know they will be scarred for life. Damn it, this makes me livid! She was no mother, a real mother protects her children, she doesn’t molest them, video tape them and then sell it for money!! I don’t care if you’re starving! What this woman and man did is so disgusting, I can’t stand it. Mutants!!

Pedospeak

Pedospeak is terminology that pedophiles use when referring to variants of their lifestyle with the intent of obscuring the negative effects of their actions and achieving legitimacy amongst the general public.

While some pedospeak words are simple abbreviations of terms commonly used by anyone discussing pedophilia, many of the phrases betray a clear attempt to twist the existing terminology in their favor. By changing the language typically used to denote the sexual abuse of children, they hope to portray this abuse in a more benign light.

Pedophiles use such terms as “Child Lover,” “Minor-Attracted Adult,” “Girl Lover, and “Boy Lover,” to describe themselves. Many dislike the use of the word “pedophile” because they view it as a hated word. They discuss about how, in history, and in some other countries, it’s accepted for adults to have sex with minors. The goal of pedospeak is to trick people into thinking that they’re harmless, and to become more acceptable to society.

A
AF (Adult Friend) – Short for “Adult Friend”. Often times it implies a sexual relationship.
AAM (Adult-Attracted Minor) – Used by pedophiles in attempt to blame victims for their abuse.
ANTI (Anti-Pedophile, Pedophile Hunter and/or child safety activists) – Activists who oppose pedophilia in all its forms. Some groups will demonstrate against sex offenders or seek to “out’ pedophiles who hide behind anonymity on the Internet, posting on message boards and forums advocating pedophilia or sympathizing with other pedophiles.
AOA/AoA (Age of Attraction) – Abbreviation for “age of attraction”, meaning which age a pedophile has the most attraction to.
AOC/AoC (Age of Consent) – AOC is an acronym, which means “Age of Consent”. This refers to the age that is legal for a person to consent to sex. Pedophile activists constantly discuss the methods and activism steps they should take to lower or abolish the Age of Consent. They also share with other pedophiles the Age of Consent in other countries around the world and encourage them to visit the places that have a low age of consent, such as Spain, where the Age of Consent is 13.

B
BC (BoyChat) – BoyChat is the name of a message board and organization for pedophiles who are sexually attracted to little boys. They discuss everything from politics to clothing trends to specific boy actors.
BL (Boylove or Boylover) – This is a termed coined by pedophiles who prefer boy children.
BLi (BoyLinks)
BLN (Boylover.net)
BM (Boy Moment) – The term Boy Moment is a pedospeak term used to describe an encounter or other experience that a pedophile has had with a young boy, usually within the pedophile’s AoA (age of attraction) range. Boy Moments are often referred to as BM’s on the message boards that pedophiles use to share their experiences with their peers. Most Boy Moments are meant to be “warm and fuzzy” expressions; however, it can be a referral to anything from a moment of appreciation for a child to a sexual experience.
BMW (BoyLove Media Watch)

C
CA (Child Advocate) – refers to a range of individuals, professionals and advocacy organizations who promote the optimal development of children. An individual or organization engaging in advocacy typically seeks to protect children’s rights which may be abridged or abused in a number of areas.
CL (Childlove/Childlover) – Pedophile term used to describe an attraction to both male and female children.
CHSC (Cement-headed Straight Clown) – is a colloquial term used to describe a heterosexual person who, never having had to question his own sexuality, has lost all capacity to think open-mindedly and reason. The brain of a CHSC, it is humorously implied, has turned to cement and has become unable to yield. First coined on BoyChat by TPKA Adam Selene, the term is used for individuals who, upon hearing of “boylovers”, immediately start to make all kinds of assumptions, often lashing out with condemnation and foul language.
CM (Child Molester/Molestation) – is a term for a criminal who commits a crime involving a range of indecent or sexual activities between an adult and a child, usually under the age of 14. In psychiatric terms, these acts are sometimes known as pedophilia.
CP or KP (Child Pornography) – the illegal use of children in pornographic pictures or films. More specifically: any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, where: (A) the production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; (B) such visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image that is, or is indistinguishable from, that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or (C) such visual depiction has been created, adapted, or modified to appear that an identifiable minor is engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
CPS (Child Protection Services) – the name of a governmental agency in many states of the United States that responds to reports of child abuse or neglect.
CSA (Child Sexual Abuse) – Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent abuses a child for sexual stimulation; any act where a child is used for sexual gratification; any sexual relations/interaction with a child; any sexual activity perpetrated against a child by threat, force, intimidation, or manipulation; or the sexual and emotional violation of a child by an adult, through verbal, visual or physical acts, abusing the relationship of power and authority that adults have over children. Child sexual abuse is nowadays outlawed in almost all countries, generally with severe criminal penalties, including in some jurisdictions, life imprisonment or capital punishment.

F
FSC (Free Spirits Coalition AKA Free Spirits Committee)

G
GC (GirlChat)
GL (Girllove or Girllover) – This is a termed coined by pedophiles who prefer girl children.
GM (Girl Moment) – The term Girl Moment is a pedospeak term used to describe an encounter or other experience that a pedophile has had with a young girl, usually within the pedophile’s AoA (age of attraction) range. Girl Moments are often referred to as GM’s on the message boards that pedophiles use to share their experiences with their peers. Most Girl Moments are meant to be “warm and fuzzy” expressions, however it can be a referral to anything from a moment of appreciation for a child to a sexual experience.
Grooming – When hunting prospective children to abuse, they tend to choose vulnerable children; i.e. those from divorced homes and children who are emotionally needy or unhappy; the quiet ones. They also target children from certain types of families; i.e. single parents, homes where parents are often absent, and who are less educated.
GT/GTG (Get Together)

H
HBP (High Boylover Priesthood) – is a phrase used on BoyChat by people who attempt to define who is or is not a “real” boylover. It is not an actual group of people but represents an abstract type of person who attempts to act as a gatekeeper for boylove.
Hebesexual (HEBE, Hebephilia) – The sexual attraction to underage children from post puberty (usually age 12 to the age of 17).

I
IBLD (International BoyLove Day)

J
JF (Jungsforum-German) or Jongensforum-Dutch) – is a Free Spirits message boards for German or Dutch-speaking “boylovers”.

K
KP or CP (Child Pornography) – the illegal use of children in pornographic pictures or films. More specifically: any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, where: (A) the production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; (B) such visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image that is, or is indistinguishable from, that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or (C) such visual depiction has been created, adapted, or modified to appear that an identifiable minor is engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

L
LB/LBs (Little Boys)
LBL (Little Boy Lover) – This is a termed coined by pedophiles who prefer little boy children.
LEA (Law Enforcement Agency)
LEO (Law Enforcement Officer)
LG/LGs (Little Girls)
LGF (Little Girl Friend) – usually refers to a young girl being groomed or actively molested by a pedophile.
LL (LifeLine)
LLWS (Little League World Series)
LOLI – Reference to girls under 12, based on the Russian novel by Vladimir Nabokov entitled “Lolita”, in which a middle-age man becomes sexually obsessed with a twelve-year-old girl.
Lolicon (LOLICON) – Drawings or animated cartoons of child pornography featuring underage girls. It’s also a Japanese portmanteau of the phrase “Lolita complex”. In Japan, the term describes an attraction to underage girls or an individual with such an attraction. Outside Japan, the term is less common and most often refers to a genre of manga and anime wherein childlike female characters are depicted in an sexual manner. The phrase is a reference to Vladimir Nabokov’s book Lolita, in which a middle-age man becomes sexually obsessed with a twelve-year-old girl. The equivalent term for attraction to (or art pertaining to erotic portrayal of) young boys is shotacon.
Loved boy – a boy who is being molested by a pedophile.

M
MAA (Minor-Attracted Adult) – anyone with sexual attraction to persons below the age of majority.
MBC (MetaBoyChat) – is a board of BoyChat. In February of 1998, Alexis, then member of the Free Spirits Coalition (FSC), opened MetaBoyChat in order to free BoyChat from administrative debate and to provide a forum for participants to bring their questions and concerns to FSC members. MetaBoyChat was the earliest auxiliary board to BoyChat that is still in operation today.

N
Nepisexual (NEPI, Nepiophilia, Infantophilia) – is the sexual attraction towards babies and toddlers (usually aged 0 – 4 to 5 years).
NN (Non Nude Model) – Sites/Photos where underage girls as young as two pose scantily clad in adult lingerie or in overtly sexy poses.
Non or Non-MAA – People who are not pedophiles.

P
PT (preteen) – a pre-adolescent boy or girl (usually between 9 and 12 years of age).
Pederast – a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner.
Pedo/pedophile/paedophile – an adult who is sexually attracted to children or a person who prefers sex with children, usually visualizing his/herself as being the same magical age as the child. Most pedophiles are convinced that there is nothing wrong with having sex with children.
Pedosexual/Pedosexuality – Another term used by pedophiles. A non-existent word invented by pedophile activists as part of their ongoing effort to legitimize and legalize the sexual exploitation of children.

R
RL (Real Life)
RSO (Registered Sex Offender) – is a person who has committed a sex crime and is then mandated by government authorities to report their residence and activity information for the purpose of tracking; it can include those who have completed their criminal sentences.

S
SHOTA (Shotacan) – Child pornographer in a cartoon or drawing, generally done in Japanese Anime format, but can refer to any kind of drawn/cartoon child porn. It can include rape, torture and violent themes with adult men and very young boys, including toddlers. Drawings or Cartoons (Animated) Child Pornography featuring boys.
SO (Sex Offender) – is a person who has committed a sex crime.
SOR (Sex Offender Registry) – Registry where you can obtain information about RSO’s/SO’s who reside near you. (See NSOPW.gov or [www.familywatchdog.us Family Watchdog].
SQR (Sure Quality Radio)
SYF (Sexy or Special Young Friend) – this term is used by pedophiles and stands for the children that they have close, ongoing “friendship” with; some use it more liberally to describe any child they have contact with. Others use SYF to refer to a sexual young friend (i.e. a sexual relationship).

T
TBL (Teen Boy Lover) – is a “boylover” who is primarily attracted to boys old enough to be considered teenagers.
Toddlercon – Animated or cartoon child porn featuring sex with toddlers.
Treehouse – a board of BoyChat. The Treehouse was started by then Webmaster Asa to accommodate one-line and silly posts, which take up space and spark annoyance in the main index. It was originally named The Little Boys Room (or LBR). This name brought much controversy from posters as to its innuendo that “boylovers” should hide out in a Little Boys Room to have fun. In North America the term Little Boys Room is associated with a washroom or toilet which might have given a rather poor impression on BL’s. One poster in particular referred to the board as The Catbox. During the term of Webmaster Ford Prefect a vote was held on BoyChat to rename the board to its present name, The Treehouse.

Y
YF (Young Friend) – this term is used to reference children that pedophiles are grooming.

Pedophiles Find a Home for Social Networking — on Facebook

Posts on the pedophile blog Boy Chat reveal a larger strategy for using Facebook. Users provide tips on using the site to assist others in having real-life conversations with children; share tips for evading the eye of law enforcement while trolling Facebook for victims; post changes in privacy policy of social media sites; and even suggest specific individuals to target. In one post, a Boy Chat user points out a specific Facebook user — a former child star — whose profile, they say, holds a trove of desired photos.

Read more: Fox News has this important story.

What is Child Pornography?

Under federal law (18 U.S.C. §2256), child pornography is defined as any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, where the production of the visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or
the visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image that is, or is indistinguishable from, that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or
the visual depiction has been created, adapted, or modified to appear that an identifiable minor is engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Federal law (18 U.S.C. §1466A) also criminalizes knowingly producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing with intent to distribute, a visual depiction of any kind, including a drawing, cartoon, sculpture or painting, that depicts a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and is obscene, or depicts an image that is, or appears to be, of a minor engaging in graphic bestiality, sadistic or masochistic abuse, or sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex and such depiction lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
Sexually explicit conduct is defined under federal law (18 U.S.C. §2256) as actual or simulated sexual intercourse (including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex), bestiality, masturbation, sadistic or masochistic abuse, or lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of any person.

Who Is a Minor?
For purposes of enforcing the federal law (18 U.S.C. §2256), “minor” is defined as a person under the age of 18.

Is Child Pornography a Crime?
Yes, it is a federal crime to knowingly possess, manufacture, distribute, or access with intent to view child pornography (18 U.S.C. §2252). In addition, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws criminalizing the possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography. As a result, a person who violates these laws may face federal and/or state charges.

Where Is Child Pornography Predominantly Found?
Child pornography exists in multiple formats including print media, videotape, film, CD-ROM, or DVD. It is transmitted on various platforms within the Internet including newsgroups, Internet Relay Chat (chatrooms), Instant Message, File Transfer Protocol, e-mail, websites, and peer-to-peer technology.

What Motivates People Who Possess Child Pornography?
Limited research about the motivations of people who possess child pornography suggests that child pornography possessors are a diverse group, including people who are sexually interested in prepubescent children or young adolescents, who use child pornography for sexual fantasy and gratification, sexually “indiscriminate” meaning they are constantly looking for new and different sexual stimuli, sexually curious, downloading a few images to satisfy that curiosity, interested in profiting financially by selling images or setting up web sites requiring payment for access.

Who Possesses Child Pornography?
It is difficult to describe a “typical” child pornography possessor because there is not just one type of person who commits this crime.

In a study of 1,713 people arrested for the possession of child pornography in a 1-year period, the possessors ran the gamut in terms of income, education level, marital status, and age. Virtually all of those who were arrested were men, 91% were white, and most were unmarried at the time of their crime, either because they had never married (41%) or because they were separated, divorced, or widowed (21%).

Forty percent (40%) of those arrested were “dual offenders,” who sexually victimized children and possessed child pornography, with both crimes discovered in the same investigation. An additional 15% were dual offenders who attempted to sexually victimize children by soliciting undercover investigators who posed online as minors.

Who Produces Child Pornography?
Based on information provided by law enforcement to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Child Victim Identification Program, more than half of the child victims were abused by someone who had legitimate access to them such as parents, other relatives, neighborhood/family friends, babysitters, and coaches.

What is the Nature of These Images?
The content in these illegal images varies from exposure of genitalia to graphic sexual abuse, such as penetration by objects, anal penetration, and bestiality.

Of the child pornography victims identified by law enforcement, 42% appear to be pubescent, 52% appear to be prepubescent, and 6% appear to be infants or toddlers.

What Are the Effects of Child Pornography on the Child Victim?
It is important to realize that these images are crime scene photos – they are a permanent record of the abuse of a child. The lives of the children featured in these illegal images and videos are forever altered.

Once these images are on the Internet, they are irretrievable and can continue to circulate forever. The child is revictimized as the images are viewed again and again.