What is the difference between pedophilia and child molestation???

One of the persons who answered this post states they are different. To me, the activity is one and the same and a pedophile who does this to a child is a child molester. So, how are they different, other than one is a mental aberration and the other is a criminal activity. See the comments from this... show more One of the persons who answered this post states they are different. To me, the activity is one and the same and a pedophile who does this to a child is a child molester.

So, how are they different, other than one is a mental aberration and the other is a criminal activity.

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