2-1-2015 United Kingdom:
Growing numbers of children, some barely out of nursery, are being quizzed by police over sex attacks on other youngsters.
Shock official figures obtained by the Sunday Mirror show nearly 800 under 10s have carried out sex crimes against other children since 2009.
One aged just four was investigated by police last year for rape.
The chilling statistics give a terrifying insight into the child abuse crisis facing Britain today – and the growing menace of online porn. Our findings also show that the annual toll of mini sex offenders has DOUBLED in the last three years.
The sickening cases include:
- A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy who sexually assaulted another youngster in Lancashire.
- A FIVE-YEAR-OLD lad found to have raped a boy in Lincolnshire.
- A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl from Manchester who took indecent photographs of other children.
Rape by children at such a young age constitutes penetration of their victim other than sexual intercourse.
Child protection experts said many of the young perpetrators will have been abuse victims themselves – but that growing easy access to online pornography is also to blame.
The figures make a mockery of David Cameron’s vow two years ago to ensure pornography is blocked by internet providers on demand from the householder. ..Continued.. by Nicola Fitfield