Help Wanted

There is currently no formal treatment or support for non-offending pedophiles who want help managing their attractions.

2014 / Luke Malone / Robyn Semien / This American Life, USA


There is currently no formal treatment or support for non-offending pedophiles who want help managing their attractions.

Reporter Luke Malone met a teenager who was forced to take matters into his own hands, forming a self-help group for other young pedophiles in their teens and early twenties. Which raises the question: Why aren't we doing more to help?

Help Wanted won the Radio Impact Award in the 2014 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. It was reported by Luke Malone and produced by Robyn Semien, with editor Ira Glass for This American Life.

Listen to all twelve winners of the 2014 TC/RHDF Competition, and check out the EXTRA section below for a few related links.


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Robyn Semien

Robyn Semien has been a producer at This American Life for more than seven years.


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