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CEOP Warns of links between Downloading and Child Sex Attacks

Online Child Sexual Abuse

The BBC News website reports today that The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) center wants police to prioritize those caught downloading child abuse images, who have access to children. According to the report, the images being downloaded are becoming more extreme. This report follows on the heels of a report to MPs that highlighted how child sex abuse was taking place all over the UK. For her recent book, Online Child Sexual Abuse: Grooming, Policing and Protection in a Multi-Media World, Elena Martellozzo conducted extensive research with the police and a specialist paedophile unit. The book adds significantly to our understanding of this problem, and examines how it is policed currently, and how it might be policed in the future.