Thursday, 14 June 2012

CEOP's Back Against The Wall - Dirty Tricks As Usual

14 June 2012 Last updated at 01:22

Warning of link between downloading and child sex attacks

"Referrals to Ceop increased by 181% between April last year and March

People who download child abuse images pose a risk of committing sex attacks on children, says a specialist police child protection unit. [more do, that do not download them ... BTW, does CEOP/IWF not download and view them - a lot?]

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) centre wants police to prioritise those caught with such images, who have access to children. [they always have]

Its report said internet images are becoming more extreme and sadistic.

This comes after a committee of MPs heard child sexual exploitation was taking place "all over the country".

Despite the increasing extremity of the nature of abusive images available online, the severity and number of images held by offenders are not enough alone to assess the risk they pose or the sentence they should receive, the report said.[nor is it]

Ceop also called for a full risk assessment to be considered before a judge hands down any sentence.{see PSRs]

The idea that any case may result in the identification of a victim should be at the forefront of every investigation, Ceop said.

"The landscape of austerity coupled with the increasing volumes of work that child protection teams are faced with in the UK is unprecedented," its report said.

Referrals to Ceop increased by 181% between April last year and March this year.

And its report cited a study of almost 100 case studies from 34 police forces, which found offenders who both possessed child abuse images and attacked [sic] children were "almost exclusively white males", with most aged between 19 and 45.

'Terrible trade'

The report said that those not in work, and possibly therefore those with high levels of internet usage, those working in schools or care work, and those in manual and manufacturing jobs made up most of the sample.

"This point in time has the potential to be a golden age for child protection [sic], but the evolution of technology is likely to make the internet an increasingly difficult place to investigate," the report added.

"The predicted dramatic rise in work volumes will require a fresh look at policing priorities and the resources allocated to this area of policing. [there is the rub]"

Jon Brown, head of the NSPCC's sexual abuse programme, said: "This supports research the NSPCC carried out last year, which revealed one in three of those convicted of possessing child abuse images has also committed other serious sexual offences against children." [oh really?]

"It's a very worrying situation and more research is needed on the most effective punishment and treatment of offenders caught viewing child abuse pictures.

"Trying to stop the terrible trade [sic] in these images is obviously a huge task. But it mustn't be seen in isolation. It's part of a much bigger sexual abuse problem."

Meanwhile, England's Deputy Children's Commissioner Sue Berelowitz has told the Commons Home Affairs Committee that girls as young as 11 were being expected to perform sex acts on "line-ups of boys", she said. The committee promised an inquiry into the claims."

Thursday 14 June 2012

A Picture of Abuse

"UK national centre for child protection to publish new report on child abuse image possession offenders and the direct risk [sic] they pose to children.

There is a link between viewing abuse images and contact sexual abuse of children [well, of course there is 'a link', to claim otherwise would be ridiculous; but, that is not your little game, is it Peter?]

Opportunity and access to children is a significant indicator of risk [so, it is easier to eat the chocolate, if the chocolate is present? - OK]

More police resources should be directed towards ‘image-only’ offences {ah, now we see ... any thoughts on who could do it?]"

14 June 2012

A Picture of Abuse

"CEOP's thematic assessment of the risk of contact child sexual abuse posed by those who possess indecent images of children."

27 July 2011

Child sexual abuse images convictions

"One in three of those convicted of possessing child abuse images has also committed other serious sex offences against children the NSPCC reveals today (27 July 2011).

Some of these have been found guilty of indecent assault, gross indecency, grooming and inciting children to carry out sex acts on webcams.

The details are revealed in a review of 284 UK court cases over a six month period last year involving those found guilty of possessing indecent images.(1) In 98 of these cases the offenders had also been grooming children or had committed sex assaults on under 16s.

In total, we found 284 court cases reported in the media which resulted in a conviction for child abuse images offences. In a third of cases (98), the offender had also been found guilty of grooming children or had committed sexual assaults on children - either previously or in same court case."

Re: CEOP Report – A Picture of Abuse 

"Paedophile’s view indecent images of children and the sexual abuse of children and animals as ‘victimless crimes’ and often claim that they need to view these images as a kind of methadone to keep them off the real stuff – when we have always known that nothing could be further from the truth. [how do you know that?]

I am so glad to see senior child protectors like CEOP working to explode some of the many myths paedophiles have put about over the years about their unspeakable crimes against children. [such as?]

Speaking as a victim of this crime [evidence?] and as an awarded victims advocate [sic] for victims of this crime, I can confirm that paedophiles themselves will admit that viewing indecent images of children is for them at the very least, a gateway crime to more ‘hands on’ offending and at best, simply allows them to maintain their inhuman urges until they can get their hands on the real thing and even helps them to network their way to the real thing. [you make many claims, with no evidence ... do you ever intend to provide any? Do you need even more cash to help you do so?]

We hope that this insightful and deeply disturbing report, along with the others released this week, will now inspire Mr Cameron to release some much needed and urgent funding [ah, we see] for the child protectors and victim advocates.

By Shy Keenan [tells readers all they need to know] from"

Thursday 14 June 2012 00.05 BST

Online child abuse images 'becoming more extreme, sadistic and violent'

"The children in these images are getting younger and the offences committed against them are getting more serious and extreme," said Andy Baker, deputy chief executive of the CEOP Centre. "Not only has a child been abused when these images were taken but they are being abused again each time that image is viewed."

"Donald Findlater, of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a charity dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse, said: "There is no doubt that the possession of indecent images of children is a growing problem. But our responses need to include prevention of this behaviour and we need to distinguish those at low risk of contact abuse - probably the majority - from the minority who are high risk. Children and families deserve a full and balanced analysis of this problem and of the effective responses to it.""

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Police crack-down on net paedophiles [sic]

"But it is only the latest example of the work of the Sussex POLIT [sic] which was first established in July 2008. It acts as the specific point of contact for all suspected paedophile on-line offences [sic] in the county.

The team consists of eight detectives who progress the intelligence and execute the warrants against suspected offenders. Much of the intelligence comes from CEOP and law enforcement agencies world-wide, but they also receive information from other forces and agencies in the UK, and from local people.

Detective Superintendent Nev Kemp said; “This area of policing is particularly difficult not only due to the nature of the images officers have to view, but also to the devious electronic methods the criminals use to try to conceal their offending across the web.

“Since its creation the team has dealt with over 400 cases. On average we have at any one time around 60 active cases, 40 suspects on bail or charged, and 20 initial referrals under intelligence progression prior to any arrest.

“We have viewed and removed from circulation millions of images, all deeply offensive and insulting to children, and many of them of the most sickening type.

“In doing this we have helped the world-wide fight against this evil trade, and have also helped safeguard thousands of children not only in Sussex but worldwide. Most of the offenders circulate and re-circulate images they have found elsewhere, and we must never forget that every such image is by definition [sic] an image of a child being abused and its very existence helps fuel the demand [sic]. In addition some others have also committed specific offences against children themselves, either by inciting them to commit indecent acts on-line or by direct physical contact.

“This is a continual battle against the abusers but it is also an area of policing where there is now a really close co-operation with law enforcement across the country and across the world. Given that increasing level of co-operation, and with public support and information, we are confident that we can continue to make inroads on the problem. Offenders need to know that we will continue to target them and they can expect a knock on the door at any time."



CEOP are fighting for their very existence, in real terms ... hence, the OCC (England) stepping up to inflate any claim CEOP requires (recent HO select committee).

The OSC will happily respond to these claims, soon.

Full analysis to follow, but, for now ...

"Every such study I have read, including this one, fails to address the fundamental question, the one prompted by para 2 of this report. Namely: If public access to indecent images of children has risen so dramatically (the CEOP report claims a factor of at least 1,000), and if viewing IIOCs disposes people to contact offences, why is there no evidence of a corresponding increase in contact offences?

All such reports - again including this one - try to dodge the point by claiming that so much contact abuse goes unreported that any variation doesn't show in the reported figures. That's just another way of saying "We have no idea what the numbers are so we can't draw any useful conclusions at all". But you can't write a 200-page report, or get a 20 per cent budget increase, out of that, although this report comes close to admitting it at times."

"This is not about increases in budgets, it's about controlling the internet. The government is shit scared of the internet and the power it wields anonymously and is determined to apply censorship in one form or another. Oh, they can dress it up in nice sounding phrases, e.g. the new snooping bill: "We won't have the power to read the contents", but those powers will simply be put on the back burner until the population has got used to the current round of legislation."!topic/

The Effects of Child Pornography

No link between child porn and sexual abuse


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