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Virginia professor who studied sexual attraction to minors placed on leave

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A Virginia professor has been placed on administrative leave after advocating for the term “minor attracted people” in place of pedophile garnered wide-spread criticism.

Old Dominion University said in a statement on Tuesday that Walker’s book and academic research on adults attracted to minors “have led to concerns for their safety” and have caused wide-spread disruption, interfering with teaching and learning on campus.

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