Paedophiles are most likely to be left handed and have attached earlobes, a new study has found.
“Superficial” facial flaws – which might also include malformed ears or a high or steepled palate – are among the indicators that could mark a man out as a child abuser as well as his dominant hand, researchers discovered.
An investigation into the prevalence of physical anomalies among men who are sent for sexological assessment was led by academics at the University of Windsor, in Canada.
All getting rather Victorian, isn’t it? Measuring craniums to see who is of “the criminal type”.
But it’s going to lead to the most lovely conundrum. If paedophilia is set in utero, as with other sexual desires (according to one theory, at least) then it’s a bit difficult to have it as the crime above all others.