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New trends in child sexual abuse offending reported by CEOP, 02/07/13 [E/NI/S/W]

CEOP's annual Threat Assessment of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (TACSEA) identifies the use of the ‘hidden internet’ and the live streaming of abuse as new ways that offender’s are sexually abusing children.

The TACSEA, which sets out where CEOP will focus its activity in the coming year, as the organisation moves into the National Crime Agency (NCA) in October 2013, outlines four key threats:

  • the proliferation of indecent images of children,
  • online sexual exploitation,
  • transnational child sexual abuse; and
  • contact child sexual abuse.

Other key findings show that approximately 190,000 UK children (1 in 58) will suffer contact sexual abuse by a non-related adult before turning 18, with approximately 10,000 new child victims of contact sexual abuse being reported in the UK each year.

For full details see the CEOP website.

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New trends in child sexual abuse offending reported by CEOP