Ancient elites are the model and inspiration for modern elites, many of whom claim direct descent from the earlier tyrants and manipulators.
All of the ancient elites had a rapacious appetite for child sex. It’s in the Greek myths, ancient African myths, ancient Europeans being the odd ones out with a lot less of it. But it was there.
Asking why this obsession with being a pedo, usually turns on boggaboo cults, devil gods etc. And yes that is an aspect. But it isn’t really why they do it. It’s all about power. Power and control. This is why young boys- who would otherwise grow up to be normal powerful men, are the favourite target for vile and violent rape.
Also, it’s cultural. In the same way islam condones and encourages paedophilia due to its prophet as described in their holy texts being a child rapist pervert, the ancient elite and their modern successors have paedophilia hardwired into their culture. To ask why paedophilia is as pointless as to ask why caviar, champagne, young mistresses, black tie or owl statues.
It’s a complete package.