Pandemic sparks ‘perfect storm’ for increase in online child sexual abuse

Joe Lepper
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Almost half of British police officers have reported a rise in online grooming of children during the coronavirus pandemic, a report has warned.

More than two thirds of police officers globally have reported a rise in online abuse, according to new research. Picture: Adobe Stock
More than two thirds of police officers globally have reported a rise in online abuse, according to new research. Picture: Adobe Stock

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