Child internet porn ‘getting worse’ and victims ‘younger’

The level of sexual abuse and violence carried out on children whose suffering is posted on the internet “seems to be getting worse”, [UK] MPs have heard. Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre director Peter Davies said victims appeared “to be getting younger and younger”. He told the Culture, Media and Sport Committee the dissemination of pictures of abuse had become “industrialised”. Most victims were under the age of 10, with images including rape, MPs heard.

Mr Davies said the biggest transfer was directly from “peer to peer”. But much of the “worst we have seen” was distributed via the “hidden internet”, which required special software and evaded search engines – and was also used by criminal gangs to organise the drugs trade…

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