Viewing of online child abuse images a ‘social emergency’

The numbers of people viewing online child sex abuse images in the UK amount to a “social emergency”, says the NSPCC.

A report by the charity suggests the number of individuals looking at such images could exceed half a million.

It is calling for a “robust action plan” to cut off the supply of content.

The Home Office says it is working with law enforcers, companies and voluntary organisations to stamp out online child exploitation.

In the past five years the number of offences recorded by police of viewing child sexual abuse images under the Obscene Publications Act has more than doubled across the UK, reaching a total of 8,745 in 2015.

But the NSPCC believes the true scale of offending in the UK to be far greater.

Read more on the BBC News Website

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Teenagers aged 14 and 15 arrested on suspicion of raping young boy

The boys, aged 14 and 15, were being questioned about the attack on Thursday, which happened between two schools

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of raping a boy in a park.

The boys, aged 14 and 15, were being questioned about the attack on Thursday, which happened between two schools.

The victim is believed to be aged around 12.

The suspects were taken to police cells and are still in custody and being questioned about the male rape.

Detectives from a child-abuse unit have been drafted in as part of the investigation at Aylesbury, Bucks.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police confirmed that the youths arrested were aged 14 and 15 years.

The location of the attack is near to two schools, Berryfields Church of England Primary and the Aylesbury Vale Academy.

Police said that the alleged incident occurred in a park.

Detectives who are investigating the allegations are appealing for witnesses who were in the area at around 6.30pm on Thursday evening, to contact them.

Detective Inspector Phil Hayes from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “I would ask anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in or around Mayberry Park evening to contact police urgently on 101.

Essex child abuse: Increase in case probes ‘not surprising’

via BBC News – Essex child abuse: Increase in case probes ‘not surprising’.

Concerns over the handling of child abuse cases by an Essex Police team are “not surprising”, the county’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.

Eight extra cases have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on top of 30 already being looked into.

The investigations relate to a team covering north Essex.

Essex PCC Nick Alston said the increase was “distressing”. The force has been asked to comment but has yet to do so.

“As the review into the quality of child abuse investigations instigated by Essex Police progresses, regrettably I do not find it surprising that it has identified further cases of concern and fresh referrals to the IPCC,” he said.

But he stressed the number of cases being dealt with by the IPCC remained “a small proportion” of the total number of such cases investigated by the force each year.

“I am convinced the force is making real efforts to identify and resolve problems with the quality of child abuse investigations,” Mr Alston added.

Apologies for the lack of posts

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On This Day in 2009 – @notochildabuse was found

On This Day in 2009 – @notochildabuse  was found. Which was created to raise the awareness of child abuse There are four major categories of child abuse: It’s important we get the facts about child abuse, but it’s just as vital we don’t panic and overprotect our children.

Physical and sexual abuse of our children gets reported on TV, in newspapers and on the internet on a daily basis.Child abuse is unfortunately not a rare occurrence. Public health authorities estimate that about 81,000 children are victims of sexual abuse and 160,000 are victims of physical abuse every year.

I find Twitter really great to get tweets out to everyone in the world and they certainly do go far when they are re-tweeted and also the number of followers always seem to go up which is great to see as well

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Jazz singer Craig McMurdo jailed for ‘sexting’ girl, 13

Craig McMurdo, 49, sent the teenager explicit text messages containing naked images of himself and other men between December 2011 and August 2012

A jazz singer who “sexted” a 13-year-old girl before being caught with child abuse images has been jailed for two and a half years.

Craig McMurdo, 49, sent the teenager explicit text messages containing naked images of himself and other men between December 2011 and August 2012.

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Child sexual abuse in South Africa

South Africa has some of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world.A survey by CIET found 60% of both boys and girls thought it was not violence to force sex upon someone they knew, while around 11% of boys and 4% of girls admitted to forcing someone else to have sex with them. In a related survey conducted among 1,500 schoolchildren in the Johannesburg township of Soweto, a quarter of all the boys interviewed said that ‘jackrolling’, a term for gang rape, was fun. More than half the interviewees insisted that when a girl says no to sex she really means yes.