All About Child Molestation Written by BLUR LOTERIÑA
Often we misuse words ‘pedophile’ and ‘child molester’. We tend to use ‘pedophile’ to all offenders who sexually abuse children. But these two words are different in meaning.
A pedophile refers to a man or woman who has recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behaviors involving pubescent or prepubescent children. The offense must occur over a period of at least six months for a person to be called a pedophile.
Pedophile is one case of a paraphilia, a psychosexual disorder. Paraphilia is not a type of child sexual abuse crime. This disorder causes a person to fantasize children sexually. But fantasizing, although alarming, is not illegal. If person act out his fantasies or engage in actual sex with children, he will now be charged of crime, thus, making him a child molester. In other words, a pedophile is not necessarily a criminal. When he sexually abuses or exploits children, he now becomes a child molester.
There are two types of child molesters, situational child molesters and preferential child molesters. The first one does not have a true preference for children. They molest a child for different reasons, which sometimes has nothing to do with sexual desires. It is more of a criminal activity and sometimes victim just happens to be a child. So, child molestation does not really require a paraphilia disorder.
Injuries Sustained from Accidents on BoatsWritten by Carla Ballatan
Have you had a particularly sunny day spending time in a boat or yacht that turned awry due to unexpected accident on board and at sea? Well, misfortunes do happen at most unexpected times. And sometimes, it leaves serious physical injuries. Accidents on boats are particularly tricky since this involve sea and its undetermined depths. You would never know if you’re going to spend last days of your life not on dry land… Well, before we go into gory details…we might as well tackle your rights as victims of injury which resulted from accidents on boats and what legal actions you can do.
We are going to give you important facts you need to know, before anything else. Did you know that there are almost thirteen million recreational numbered boats in United States? Meanwhile, boating accident resulting to injuries number close to six thousand every year and cause over thirty nine million dollars in property damage. Last 2002, in a boating accident case, 750 people were killed. In almost 40% of these boating accidents case fatalities involve alcohol. Fatalities are most often result of drowning.
Once accidents on a boat or any vessel at sea occur, authorities should be informed quickly about it. The case is required to be reported to federal or state authorities especially when following circumstances happen: accident causes death or disappearance, indicating death or injury, of any individual; boat accident caused injuries to persons in it and requires medical care beyond first aid and/or if damages to vessel or property exceeds five hundred dollars.