Father and husband refers to himself a 'virtuous pedophile'
"I've been sexually attracted to little girls for the past 60 years but choose not to act on it," says 65-year-old Gary. "I consider myself a virtuous pedophile but I am not a child molester and I am not a sex offender."
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Gary, a former teacher who says he's been happily married for the last 11 years, explains that he is typically attracted to girls age 6-12. "I like them when they're more natural, before they wear makeup and hit puberty," he says. "I tend to be more triggered when I see a little girl in a bathing suit or running around naked."
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However, Gary says he has never acted on his urges in his adult life.
"There's a big difference between attraction, arousal and action," says the father of three and grandfather of 10. "We can't choose who we're sexually attracted to and for whatever reason, I just feel that little girls are the most beautiful beings on the planet. There's something about their innocence, their purity, their just total open personality."
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On Monday's episode of Dr. Phil, hear from Gary's wife and why she says she has remained married to him. And, hear from Gary's former foster daughter and what she says about living with Gary and his wife. Check here to see where you can watch.
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