Tabitha says she had been married to Gary for five years when he confessed a shocking secret: he is a self-described “virtuous pedophile.”

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“He said that he was sexually attracted to little girls, but that he was not acting on it,” Tabitha recalls. “I put two and two together and made four and said, well, someone who is sexually attracted to children, whether it’s boys or girls or whatever, is a pedophile."

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Tabitha says that she chose to stay married to Gary after he assured her that he was not acting on his urges. “I believed it and I still do,” she says of her husband’s commitment to refrain from committing child molestation. She also believes her husband of 11 years is safe to be around children, including their grandchildren.

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In the video above, Dr. Phil explains the difference between pedophilia and child molestation. “Not all pedophiles are child molesters, and not all child molesters are pedophiles,” he says. And on Monday’s episode, hear from Gary and how he says he controls his urges. Check here to see where you can watch.

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