"Rehabilitated" can mean a number of things. I don't think that even a nominally "rehabilitated" child molester can be rehabilitated to where they should be allowed around children ever again. If the terms of their rehab include not being around kids and regular checks of their computer for child pornography, then maybe. However, whether child predators WANT to be rehabilitated...idk. There have been some cases where child predators have asked to be castrated (surgically or chemically) as a condition of their release (sources below). Some medications, like antidepressants, can kill someone's sex drive, which doesn't necessarily reduce attraction but does reduce/eliminate the desire to act on sexual urges. These methods are pretty extreme and probably not something a lot of them would consent to trying. Source for one guy in 2014 seeking release after castration: O.C. castrated child molester says he’s no longer a danger, seeks release – Orange County Register General information on states that allow castration of child molesters as a condition of their plea deal or release, as of 2006: castration of sex offenders Can they be rehabilitated through traditional means of psychotherapy, hypnosis, and/or medication? Who knows. I don't think there's a ton of data on this. There's also the issue that child molesters may just prey on children not because of urges towards children but because children are easier to access, more vulnerable, and easier to exert power over. Those people I don't think can be rehabilitated. Prevention by educating adults and children should be prioritized. Also, intervention with self-confessed pedophiles who have not offended and don't want to offend can probably help. Though again, staying away from children should be a priority.