Paedophile former Labor minister charged whereas on parole

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About Paedophile
Pedophilia (alternatively spelt paedophilia) is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children. Although girls typically begin the process of puberty at age 10 or 11, and boys at age 11 or 12, criteria for pedophilia extend the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13. A person must be at least 16 years old, and at least five years older than the prepubescent child, for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia.Pedophilia is termed pedophilic disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and the manual defines it as a paraphilia involving intense and recurrent sexual urges towards and fantasies about prepubescent children that have either been acted upon or which cause the person with the attraction distress or interpersonal difficulty. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) defines it as a “sustained, focused, and intense pattern of sexual arousal—as manifested by persistent sexual thoughts, fantasies, urges, or behaviours—involving pre-pubertal children.”In popular usage, the word pedophilia is often applied to any sexual interest in children or the act of child sexual abuse. This use conflates the sexual attraction to prepubescent children with the act of child sexual abuse and fails to distinguish between attraction to prepubescent and pubescent or post-pubescent minors. Researchers recommend that these imprecise uses be avoided, because although some people who commit child sexual abuse are pedophiles, child sexual abuse offenders are not pedophiles unless they have a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children, and some pedophiles do not molest children.Pedophilia was first formally recognized and named in the late 19th century. A significant amount of research in the area has taken place since the 1980s. Although mostly documented in men, there are also women who exhibit the disorder, and researchers assume available estimates underrepresent the true number of female pedophiles. No cure for pedophilia has been developed, but there are therapies that can reduce the incidence of a person committing child sexual abuse. The exact causes of pedophilia have not been conclusively established. Some studies of pedophilia in child sex offenders have correlated it with various neurological abnormalities and psychological pathologies. In the United States, following Kansas v. Hendricks in 1997, sex offenders who are diagnosed with certain mental disorders, particularly pedophilia, can be subject to indefinite involuntary commitment.

Paedophile former Labor minister charged while on parole

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Former NSW Labor minister and sex offender Milton Orkopoulos leaving prison in December. (AAP: Bianca De Marchi)

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Former NSW Labor minister and convicted paedophile Milton Orkopoulos has been charged over an alleged breach of parole.

NSW Police confirmed a man was arrested shortly after 7am at a house in Malabar in south-east Sydney and taken to Maroubra Police Station.

He has been charged with two counts of failing to comply with reporting obligations.

Police said it believed the man had failed to report changed personal information.

Orkopoulos was granted strict conditional bail and will face Waverley Local Court later today.

The State Parole Authority said it will defer a parole revocation hearing pending his court appearance.

Orkopoulos spent 11 years behind bars before being released on December 20 under strict parole conditions.

Orkopoulos was released from Long Bay prison on December 20, under strict conditions.

He had to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and was banned from approaching his victims.

Previously, he was elected to NSW Parliament in 1999, representing the electorate of Swansea, and was handed the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio in 2005.

He was found guilty of 30 drug and child sex offences in 2008 after it was revealed he had been raping minors.

Orkopoulos met his victims through circumstances such as Labor functions or work experience in his electoral office.

He supplied his victims with drugs including cannabis, heroin and alcohol before abusing them.

Yesterday police said they would issue him with a court attendance notice for the offence of “failing to comply with reporting obligations”.

He was granted parole in early December after delays because he did not take part in a sex offender program.

At the time, his lawyer, Omar Juweinat, said his client’s post-prison life would be “not an easy one”.

“He’ll be supervised and he’ll have to make sure he’s compliant in every respect.”

An appeal against his conviction was dismissed in 2009.

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