I'm a pedophile.
I'm sexually attracted to young teenagers especially but sometimes even younger if they've developed a bit. Budding breasts, long legs. What's not to like? Some people are attracted to even younger children, and though I'm not I don't think anyone is in any position to judge them for it. Nobody chooses their sexual orientation, be it heterosexual, homosexual, or pedophile.
Why would I admit to this? Just like homosexuals and atheists, pedophiles are shunned and persecuted unfairly. Society likes to vilify people like me but I don't buy into the propaganda and neither should you. I'm not a bad person. It's perfectly natural to be attracted to females of breeding age.
In the US, children as young as 9 have been tried as adults in criminal court. 11 and 12 year olds regularly. It's hypocritical to say that a 9 year old is capable of making rational decisions that they must be held responsible for but a 17 year old isn't. Until of course suddenly they receive a magical clarity of thought on their 18th birthday.
I don't think 9 year olds should be tried as adults for the same reason that I wouldn't have sex with a 9 year old girl. I'm a big fan of informed consent. I would never have sex with someone who I didn't feel knew full well what they were doing, and understood the physical and emotional ramifications of their actions, and was participating completely of their own free will.
Someone who is attracted to very young children but does not act on that attraction is harmless. Persecuting that person would be thought crime.
I also think that possession of child porn should be legalized, but I don't have time right now to write about it. Feel free to post all of your disagreements and I'll come back in a couple of hours to explain how you're wrong. Do your research before you say something stupid though. You should know that several federal judges as well as many prominent intellectuals share my thoughts on this.