Once they have an image or video they will then use it to blackmail them, telling the child that if they don’t do what they say they will share the image or video online.
Children then feel trapped, forced to do whatever the offender wants or face the embarrassment of family or friends seeing them naked or engaging in sexual acts.
At CEOP we have seen an increase in cases of sexual abuse which takes place solely online.
For other offences, see Prostitution in the United Kingdom.The Act refers to the defendant as 'A' and the complainant as 'B', a practice followed in this Guidance.This guidance seeks to clarify issues surrounding the most important measures in the Act, such as consent, non-consensual offences, offences against children and vulnerable adults.It is therefore only legally possible for a female to be guilty of rape if they assist a male assailant in an attack on a third party.Otherwise, the most a female can be charged with is a serious sexual assault.
The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (the Act) came into force on the and applies to all offences committed on or after that date.