Since Edward Cullen is over 100 years old when he first meets Bella, would he technically be considered a pedophile because he is attracted to underage girls? Bella is, after all, considered a minor by the state of Washington. Has a vampire ever been arrested for this?
Edward Cullen is over 100 years old
As a medical diagnosis, pedophilia, or paedophilia, is defined as a psychiatric disorder in persons who are 16 years of age or older typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children
So, he meets the age requirement for himself, but not the sexual interest in prepubescent children.
would he technically be considered a pedophile because he is attracted to underage girls?
Bella is 17 when she meets Edward - a minor in that she is under 18. But the age of consent in Washington is only 16, so she is old enough to consent under state laws.
So, by definition and according to local laws, Edward Cullen is NOT a pedophile - nor would he be arrested for having sex with Bella.