I have a relative who is a sex offender. He got caught downloading photos of young teens having sex with older men. There were no small children. Still...
Here is the type of person he is -- the youngest of 11 children, he was neglected by both parents and brought up by his two older sisters who were 6 and 4 years older than he was. The oldest of his sisters is developmentally challenged. She was left back twice in school, got a GED and worked in a kitchen for the rest of her life. All three of the youngest kids were mercilessly teased and threatened by their older brothers. Their father was a drunk who drank up the grocery money. The older boys all had jobs to help buy food for the family. They resented that the younger kids got to "play" while they had to work. The mother worked two jobs and was rarely seen by the younger kids. The older kids had their mother around when they were growing up, but the younger kids rarely saw her from birth to their teen years. In warm weather, the younger kids were required by the older kids to be outside. They roamed all over in woods, neighborhoods, fields, swamps until they were allowed to come home at dinner time.
The father beat the mother. This upset all of the kids, but the youngest one would sleep in her bed at night because he didn't have his own bed and he wanted to protect his mother from his father. He was always very needy and clingy. His mother remarried and his stepfather ordered him out of the house the day he graduated from high school. Go out and get a job and be a man, he was told.
He always liked childish things. I told my mother, "Don't you think it's odd that X is 30 years old and he wears tee shirts with Warner Bros cartoon characters on them? Like, all the time?" And my mother said, "Well, he's immature. He's always been the baby in the family and he's trying to recapture his youth, back when he didn't have the money to buy cartoon shirts. He always wore hand me downs that we're pretty frayed by the time they got to him." Still....
He's very gullible and would believe anything you told him. He was always falling for scams. He'd go to one of those "buy a time share" things, really thinking he was a finalist in a contest for winning a car.
I'm sure he never touched a really young kid because he didn't interact much with people outside of his family. His mother moved to different parts of the country a few times, and each time he followed her and lived nearby. He was always helping his mother,mowing the lawn. Fixing things for her and any of her friends. He liked hanging out with older people -- particularly older women -- and doing things for them. I think it is because he felt he was being a dutiful son and earning the affection of his real mother and his surrogate mothers.
I think, in his mind, he is still a boy. He never grew up. His mother and my mother could never see that as being kind of creepy, because they've known him all of his life and he is the same to them today as when he was 10 years old. They know him only as someone with good intentions who wants to help.
It doesn't feel good to have a family member who you know has downloaded porn with young adolescents in it. It makes me kind of nauseated, but on the ther hand, I think deep down inside, he never made it past his childhood, so he feels he is one of those kids. I'm sure he was molested by an older cousin who is now dead.