The word ‘pedophile’ is a noun, and it is a medical term, not a legal one. It has become popular to use the word as a synonym for ‘child molester’ and, even more in error, for anyone on the registry. Many who have convictions for child molestation are not pedophiles, and many have pedophilia who have never touched a child inappropriately or committed a crime. No one in the U.S. is charged or convicted of pedophilia. It is a medical diagnosis.