Tragically, the ‘age of consent’ varies a bit between states and widely between the primitive cultures of the Middle East and Central Asia, and the first world. That anyone could lend a sympathetic ear to the ‘plight’ of a pedophile is mind boggling.
The left wants to compartmentalize this into a box for sympathy for pedophiles, as an ‘illness’, like arthritis, and then another box for generic victimhood for the adult victims of this.
Sympathy for the immediate victims of this is oddly lacking on the left- guess an infant isn’t useful to the cause.
The box for adult victimhood is filled with social justice memes and they are only a “true victim” if one or more of these memes are operative.