My cousin may be a pedophile, and he said he wants to be a teacher. Should I say anything to him?
A few years ago, my cousin and I had a late night discussion about our sexual experiences and preferences. He wound up admitting to me that he was attracted to young girls. (He was 18 at the time.) He said that he had never acted on these feelings and never would. We haven't spoken about it since.
Anyway, he's in college, and he's been talking about possibly becoming a teacher for middle school/high school.
A lot of pedophiles work with children, just like a lot of heterosexuals men work with women. Is that a bad thing? You wouldnt imagine how many pedophiles work with kids, and people never know because they are excellent at their job.
Saying that a pedophile shouldnt work with kids is like saying that a homo shouldnt work with other men. Is bigotry. Most pedophiles are perfectly capable of working with kids, and whats more, for many is one of the few things that make them happy.
OP, I wouldnt worry. He has all the right in the world to do whatever he wants. If being a teacher is what makes him happy, then so be it. I bet he is a great guy and girl-lover.
IF he trusted you enough to tell you about his feeligns, you should honour his trust. He hasnt done anything and said that he wouldnt. It's like saying that a normal heterosexual man shouldnt work with women just in case he might rape them. Is absurd. There is nothing wrong about that.
TL;DR: He has all the right in the world to be a teacher and you should let him become whatever makes him happy.