There is more to attraction and attraction based bonds than sex, but you already know that.
Sharing your life with someone else...caring...being reliable, dependable, trustworthy...
Married couples spend 5-10% of their time on, ahem, 'activities', and the rest of their time living life, or sleeping.
Sexuality may be a big part of how people define themselves, and sex is certainly political and therefore significant; but sex acts themselves are not that big of a part of life.
I always 100% support pedophilia. I have since I was 6/7 years old, before I even knew the term 'pedophilia'. Pedophiles are a different story...depends on their loyalty to the spirit of pedophilia and their commitment to do right.
I guess what I'm saying is, who cares? Legal, illegal...doesn't really matter. You know, men with wealth and power and connections are going to do what they want anyway (and get away with it). (E.g., think : Bill Clinton, Prince whatever-his-name-is, Trump; sure, they've gotten some bad press, but are any of them going to go to jail? Bad press is the worst that will ever happen to them no matter what they do and we all know it.) Men who are lower on the food chain are going to be restricted by more powerful men whether it's illegal or not.
The only way to overcome that restriction, IMO, is by earning a girls devotion. But then, you have to deserve it to earn it.