Transprofessor, 34, Who Defended Pedophiles As ‘Minor Attracted Persons’ PACKS

The trans Old Dominion professor who defended pedophiles by saying society should refer to them as “underage recruits” has finally resigned after 15,000 people signed an online petition to remove them from their teaching role.

dr. Allyn Walker, 34, who uses the pronouns she/them, was last week placed on leave from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, following a wave of outrage over their comments and views.

Walker has worked as an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice since 2019 and has written a book that seeks to destigmatize pedophilia and encourage people to refer to pedophiles as “Minor Attracted People.” not be helped.

In their research, Dr. Walker also suggested that pedophiles should also be given childlike sex dolls to satisfy their desires.

After backlash for comments they made to destigmatize pedophiles, Dr. Allyn Walker (pictured) has agreed to step down as an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Old Dominion University, and remain on administrative leave before formally leaving their position in May. , when their contract expires

Pictured: Anti-pedophilia graffiti was seen in colored chalk on the Old Dominion University campus in Norfolk, Virginia yesterday, as students and others expressed their complaints about Dr.  Walker heard

Pictured: Anti-pedophilia graffiti was seen in colored chalk on the Old Dominion University campus in Norfolk, Virginia yesterday, as students and others expressed their complaints about Dr. Walker heard

And while promoting their book, Long Dark Shadow: Minor Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity, they said, “Many people when they hear the word pedophile automatically assume it means sex offender. That is not true. And it leads to a lot of misconceptions.’

They believe that pedophiles do not ‘choose’ who they are attracted to and therefore should not be considered ‘immoral’.

“I want to be very clear that child sexual abuse is never okay,” they said, before saying that pedophiles should get ‘help’ and not be ‘destined’ to act on physical urging.

There was immediate and intense outcry among students, who said the professor used a “generic” term for pedophilia and was an apology for criminals.

Walker received his PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2017, according to the university's website, and specializes in mental health, justice systems, queer criminology, and

Nearly 15,000 people signed a petition to remove Allyn Walker from Old Dominion University staff

Walker received his PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2017, according to the university’s website, and specializes in mental health, justice systems, queer criminology, and “resilience to insults.”

The university’s own Trans Advisory Council in a statement called Walker’s comments “reprehensible,” harmful to victims of pedophilia and not a reflection of the views of the trans community in general.

And earlier this month, the university put Dr. Walker on leave, saying it was for their own safety.

An online petition, which has now been signed by 14,470 people, has called for Walker to be fired and to know why the university will not terminate their employment.

When presented with these questions, a university spokesperson told DailyMail.com, “Your questions are about private human resources that we don’t discuss publicly.”

Pictured: Walker's book that aims to destigmatize pedophiles who they say should not be banned for not being able to help their desires

Pictured: Walker’s book that aims to destigmatize pedophiles who they say should not be banned for not being able to help their desires

But now Dr Walker has agreed to step down from the university and remain on administrative leave before formally leaving their position in May, when their contract expires.

In a joint statement with Brian Hemphill, the university’s president, Dr. Walker that their investigation had sought to prevent child sexual abuse and that their investigation had been “mischaracterized,” adding that threats had been made against them and “the campus community in general.”

They continued, “I want to thank Old Dominion University for giving me the opportunity to teach and conduct my research, and ODU’s Public Safety Department for monitoring the threats against me and the community.” .

“I am especially grateful for the outpouring of support from many in the ODU community, as well as others in my fields of research, who have publicly affirmed the value of my work in promoting child safety.”

Mr Hemphill added: ‘We have come to the conclusion that this result is the best way forward.

“We hope today’s action helps close our Monarch family. As we move forward, I encourage all members of the Monarch family to continue our healing efforts and community debate.

“The safety and security of individual monarchs and our collective campus are of the utmost importance. For ODU, these will always remain top priorities as we pursue our mission in a caring, inclusive and supportive community, one that respects academic freedom and remains willing to discuss controversial ideas in an atmosphere free from harassment or violence.”

The university's own Trans Advisory Council previously released a statement calling Walker's comments

The university’s own Trans Advisory Council previously released a statement calling Walker’s comments “reprehensible,” harmful to victims of pedophilia and not a reflection of the views of the trans community in general.

Earlier this month, Dr. Walker issued a statement with Old Dominion University in an effort to clarify the controversial comments.

Walker said: ‘I want to be clear: child sexual abuse is an unforgivable crime.

‘As a university lecturer in sociology and criminal law, the aim of my research is to prevent crime.

“I started this research with the hope of gaining insight into a group that hadn’t been researched before to find ways to protect children.”

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