*FACT: NO KNOWN CURE FOR PEDOPHILIA HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. *SOURCE OF FACT: WIKIPEDIA *LINK TO SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedophile (Paragraph 2, Sentence 12) - A pedophile is characterized by sexual attraction to and maybe love for children. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), pedophilia is a paraphilia in which a person has intense and recurrent sexual urges towards and fantasies about prepubescent children and on which feelings they have either acted or which cause distress or interpersonal difficulty. Although this disorder (pedophilia) is mostly documented in men, there are also women who exhibit the disorder, and researchers assume available estimates underrepresent the true number of female pedophiles. Welcome to my petition for the United States Department Of Justice & President Barack Obama to pass a law Mandating ALL convicted Pedophiles to a Life Sentence WITHOUT the chance of Parole. I am a survivor of Child Sex Abuse, My father is a convicted Pedophile. I would just like to say that the Life long Emotional & Psychological Trauma that is done to every child who falls victim to a pedophile is almost in explainable. The effects that handicap each and every Victim/Survivor from the experience of being Sexually abused/Molested is a Torturous Curse, that can never be escaped. If the Victim is lucky & their offender is prosecuted, YEARS of intense, continual counseling is required for that victim. And the counseling does not undo any damage that has been done to the person. It is simply just "re-learning" many stages of early childhood that were interrupted. The Counseling teaches the person how to cope with the trauma, move forward in life & try to regain some, if any, of that persons identity that was loss in the situation of trauma. Honestly, living as a Survivor of Child Sex Abuse is one continuous nightmare that stays with you & haunts you for the rest of your life. Some days are easier than others, yes. But no day is really easy. Pedophiles have a disgusting, UN HEALTHY, serious problem that CANNOT be treated - because there is NO treatment for a pedophile. They will re-offend OVER & OVER & OVER again. If caught and convicted and sentenced, they are always turned loose back into the community to stalk their next prey. It can happen to ANYBODY. Why allow them to mingle in our society? Why put our children at risk? Why allow this to happen when it can easily be stopped if our President & Government take a little bit of spare time to acknowledge Such a HUGE, SERIOUS problem? Nobody should have to live in fear of falling victim to a pedophile. NOBODY!!!!