Objectives. Firstly, to present diagnostic difficulties of importance to expert forensic psychiatrists who are to issue a forensic psychiatric opinion determining the suspect's accountability andcapability toparticipate in theproceedings. Secondly, to draw attention to apossibility of using the phenomenon of pedophilia to solve one's personalproblems.
Case reports. Two cases are described of men suspected of committing a pedophile deed.
Commentary. On the grounds of an analysis of the reported cases a number of doubts are discussed concerning the diagnosis of pedophilia and the motivation of perpetrators suspected of pedophile deeds.