Internet used in 3,000 sex offences against children

NSPCC figures reveal that the internet was used a gateway by offenders to commit more than 3,000 sex offences against children last year. The offences, which were reported to 38 police forces in England and Wales, include sexual assaults, grooming, inciting children to take part in a sex act, and rape. The NSPCC has called for police to be better equipped to tackle internet crime.

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