More details can be checked in the following articles and references:
- Seto MC. (2013). Is pedophilia a sexual orientation? Arch Sex Behav. 41(1):231-6. doi: 10.1007/s10508-011-9882-6. PMID: 22218786.
- APA. (2013, October).Statement of the American Psychological Association Regarding Pedophilia and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2013/10/pedophilia-mental
- Dailey, T.J. (n.d). Pedophilia and Homosexuality. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/2002/06/29/pedophilia-and-homosexuality/b385cfb3-8b58-449d-8af9-0cfdcd278978/
There is roboust evidence which shows that pedophilia is not a sexual orientation. In this regard, American Psychological Association has considered it as a mental disorder.
Similarly, there is also evidence about the nonexistent significant relation between pedophilia and homosexuality.