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UK surge in online child sex abuse images stokes global slavery fears

By: Keerthi Mohan

A dramatic surge in the number of online child sex abuse images uncovered in Britain has stoked fears about the growing sexual exploitation and enslavement of children worldwide via technology, anti-slavery campaigners said on Monday (03). Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said it had received more than 82,000 referrals of child sex abuse images last year – up 700 percent from 2012. At least 80,000 people in Britain are estimated to pose a sexual threat to children online, and a rising number are taking advantage of technology – from using the dark web to end-to-end encryption – to evade detection,…

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