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11 Jan 2024

Children Are Now The Main Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse

In England and Wales, police data reveal a concerning trend: [a rise in child-perpetrated sexual offenses]( Now 52% of alleged offenders are minors, a sharp increase from one third a decade ago. 107,000 reports in 2022 included instances of rape and creation/sharing of indecent images, an issue magnified by early exposure to violent pornography on smart devices.