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news.com.au 25 Nov, 2021 22:00 am

Allyn Walker: Professor who said paedophiles should be called ‘minor-attracted persons’ agrees to resign

Allyn Walker: Professor who said paedophiles should be called ‘minor-attracted persons’ agrees to resign
A university assistant professor in America who argued it wasn’t necessarily immoral for adults to be sexually attracted to kids has agreed to resign after facing intense backlash.

A university assistant professor in America who argued it wasn’t necessarily immoral for adults to be sexually attracted to kids has agreed to resign after facing intense backlash.Old Dominion University revealed in a statement Wednesday that Allyn Walker, 34, will be stepping down as an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice.” The assistant professor, who is transgender and uses the pronouns they/them, will remain on leave until their contract expires in May next year.In the statement announcing Walker’s resignation, the assistant professor insisted the research was intended to prevent child sexual abuse and better understand would-be sex offenders.

Walker said that paedophiles should be called “minor-attracted persons.“That research was mischaracterised by some in the media and online, partly on the basis of my trans identity,” Walker said.

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