Interesting Analysis on Jerry Sandusky
Of course, as milowent acknowledges, one can't be sure, unless we could interview his parents extensively, if they're even still alive (unlikely). Pedophilia is understood so little in society: of course it's considered abominable, but it's cause is usually immaterial to most observers, which is a shame. The theory that homophobia in our general society could be a primary cause of sexual deviations of a more extreme type (child pornography, pedophilia) seems very solid to me: the psychology behind it is sound. Other than continuing to push for acceptance of all adult lifestyle choices, I don't see any other way to resolve such issues, but I'm starting to believe that our society's tendency to turn pedophiles into social outcasts is just as immoral as the individual's acts of pedophilia.