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Eddylizard
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I'm sort of agreeing with DaGyyWitBluGlasses. Whereas it is improbable that a store Santa would actually be able to molest a child in such a public setting, I think it's entirely probable that a paedophile could obtain some sort of pleasure from such close proximity to them. Then he could add the experiences to his 'w*nk-bank.'

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atimnie
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Actually there is a fourth type, those who get off on images of nude children, from the innocent child nudist to the sexually explicit.

And just to explode a stereotype, pedophilia is a non-sexist affliction, it could be men or women having an attraction to boys or girls.

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diddy
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Originally posted by DaGuyWitBluGlasses:
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I just heard this urban legend thats been going around here. It goes that those Mall/Store/ect Santas are most likly pedophiles wanting pleasure
Its a bit ridiculous since most pedophiles probably are not going to be so public in an area with a lot of adults where the risk of getting caught is way too great.

Most Pedophiles aren't going to do any sexual acts with children:

Three types of pedophiles:
-Those that get aroused just by talking to children (Which would seem to fit as a Santa Clause.)
-Those that get aroused by talking about sex/ sexual topics with children (There was an incident here last summer of a man on the beach going around offering parents that he'd talk to their children about sex eductation, he wouldn't have assaulted the children.)
-Those that would try do sexual things with children. [/QB]

Number one, I would give you. But if they could be turned on just by talking to kids, doing it in an environment with the mother watching you isn't going to lend to much erotic talking... (that covers number two and would be considered a 'sexual act'

Number three is an actual sexual act as well, again, that ain't happening in a public mall. Too many people around. Just not romantic enough for your pedophilic Santa Clause (not that I am familiar with them).

Look, pedophiles are going to look for ways to interact with children. Mall Santas do interact with many children a day so yes, a few out there may be. But really, these Santas only interact with kids for a minute of two at most and do it in front of lot of people. Plus its in a hot mall where the guys already overweight, has a sore leg, a heavy beard, plus a thick furry suit, and dealing with kids who aren't always in a good mood. My guess is that 'getting off' inst on the top of their list.

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Actually there is a fourth type, those who get off on images of nude children, from the innocent child nudist to the sexually explicit.
Doesnt really apply to a mall Santa, he would already possess such images already and would really have a hard time getting more from the kids he interacts with on the job.

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I saw Mommy kismet Santa Claus
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I guess it's possible that a pedophile could enjoy being Santa, even if he weren't allowed to actually do anything inappropriate. But the implication of the OP is that the children will be harmed by this. If the pedophile behaves exactly like a non-pedophile Santa, what difference does it make to the children or parents? Mall Santas interact with the children in clear view of a crowd and the parents for a very short period of time per kid, and the visits are photgraphed and given to the parents. The Santa has no way of getting back in touch with the children later. So the kids are safe no matter what is going through Santa's mind. All the malls near me even have an escort that accompanies Santa through the mall on breaks, so he's never alone in the mall in his Santa suit.
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Bach_girl
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I think if we scrutinized what is going on in everyone's mind we come into contact with we would notice a lot of things that make us uncomfortable.

I don't care if anyone I speak with out in public is thinking about NFBSKing me as long as they don't talk about it or touch me.

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Nonny Mouse, on Santa's laptop
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Originally posted by Bach_girl:
I think if we scrutinized what is going on in everyone's mind we come into contact with we would notice a lot of things that make us uncomfortable.

I don't care if anyone I speak with out in public is thinking about NFBSKing me as long as they don't talk about it or touch me.

I'd probably care if I knew. But the whole not-being-a-telepath thing comes in handy sometimes.

Nonny

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beaver_slayer
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DaGuyWitBluGlasses

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Three types of pedophiles:
-Those that get aroused just by talking to children (Which would seem to fit as a Santa Clause.)
-Those that get aroused by talking about sex/ sexual topics with children (There was an incident here last summer of a man on the beach going around offering parents that he'd talk to their children about sex eductation, he wouldn't have assaulted the children.)
-Those that would try do sexual things with children.

Lord! All the Law & Order: SVU staff must be pedophiles!
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Barbara
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The other night I was doing some research on a different topic and came across some information from 2002 regarding the vetting of mall Santas. In a nutshell, the larger malls do indeed perform background checks on all prospective Santas, Mrs. Santas, elves, and whatnot. Of those checked by PreEmploy.com (which places Santas for a number of malls) 70 out of 1,000 were found to have criminal records going back as far as the previous seven years. That's 7% of the folks who applied, and those criminal records included
indecent exposure, soliciting prostitution and drunken driving.

I've no idea how many were pedophiles, but it's clear from that 70 out of 1,000 figure that any assertion that most mall Santas are pedophiles is wrong.

Barbara "they also screen the Santas and their helpers for drugs" Mikkelson

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Ledfeather
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I was a mall Santa one year when I was in my early 20's. Most of the other Santa's were fireman doing it as a side gig, we got payed minimum wage so not a lot of cash. As for the job itself it sucked kids are down right terrified of Santa be it a stranger with a scary beard or they thought this guy had control over their Christmas bliss.

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