Indiana University Erects Sculpture Of Sex Researcher Accused Of Defending Pedophilia

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Indiana University erected a sculpture of a sex researcher who is accused of defending pedophilia and child sex abuse, according to a statement from the university.

Alfred C. Kinsey studied the sexual behaviors of adults and minors and founded a leading sexuality research institute, “The Kinsey Institute,” in 1947. The university announced on Sept. 9 that a sculpture memorializing Kinsey and his “enduring contributions” was installed at the institute’s original site.

Justin Garcia, the executive director of the Kinsey Institute, said in the announcement that the statue demonstrates the school’s “ongoing commitment to equity regarding sexual diversity.”

Kinsey joined Indiana University’s faculty in 1920 wherein he gathered the sex histories of individuals for research, according to the university. He published two books on the sexual behavior of males and females and appears to have had a perverse view of child sexuality.

Kinsey argued in his work that children who are used for “adult gratification” are not being abused. He appeared to believe that adults who manipulate children to orgasm are only helping the child find his or her “own authentic and autonomous sexuality,” according to British sociologist Sarah Goode. He did not believe that “sex offenders” or pedophiles existed, and reportedly did not believe that sex offenders should be held criminally liable.

The artist who created the statue memorializing Kinsey often creates art about “sex, the power of sexual attraction, reproduction, and motherhood,” the university said in the statement. “I embrace the human body and sexuality in all forms, and I create sculptures with the goal of articulating the ambiguous and vulnerable feelings that accompany the human experience,” the artist said.

“Kinsey asked people to be vulnerable and honest about the role that sexuality plays in their life,” the artist continued. “His research opened the possibility for people to be free in their choices and to understand for themselves how normal it is to be outside of what society says is normal.” (RELATED: University Professor’s Book Aims To Destigmatize Pedophilia)

Indiana University did not respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment.