What about the rights of the violated children? I don't support giving them a life sentence for a first offense (unless it was a very disturbing case and the guy is clearly a sicko). I think sex offenders and pedophiles deserve equal punishment. Sex offenders who commit rape against adults is sick as well and deserves life in jail for a repeated offense. I would say it's more serious when someone rapes a child, but both crimes are horrific and deserve a life sentence for repeat offenses.So because you dislike someone labeled "sex offender" you believe their rights should be violated by the government? If they are that dangerous then they should be given life sentences to begin with.
Second, there is a very serious difference between "sex offender" and "pedophile". Conflating the two for the purpose of punishment is wrong, very wrong.