January 18, 2003
Abuse rate 'too high to ignore'

by Marese McDonagh in The Irish Independent.

THE chances that somebody who is in possession of child pornography will directly abuse a child are too high to ignore, a British expert maintained yesterday.
John Carr, the internet adviser to Britain's largest charity, National Children's Homes, said studies in the US had shown that one in three people arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography were also child abusers.

In the UK the proportion had been calculated at one out of every five. On RTE radio he described this as a very high level of probability, too high to ignore and which showed that those arrested on child porn offences should be monitored to ensure the safety of children.

Posted by Colm at January 18, 2003 03:31 PM
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