child grooming

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child grooming

The constellation of psychological manipulations and actions taken by a predatory adult, meant to reduce a child’s fears and inhibitions, as a prelude to sexual abuse or exploitation by the predator or his/her associates.
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In this first episode, Cockerell follows Tory backbencher Charlotte Leslie as well as Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham, who is trying to get an amendment made to a criminal justice bill that will further protect children from sexual grooming.
Sexual grooming is where the victim is usually encouraged by the suspect to take off their clothes or perform a sexual act online.
The Executive is also working separately on laws to combat the sexual grooming of children over the internet.
Ms Craven said: 'There has been little research into sexual grooming and different people have different ways of describing what it is.
Andrews, of Romford, Essex, pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and got two years.
The three counts of sexual activity with a child were alleged to have taken place on one night in January at two locations in Co Durham, while the offence of meeting a child after sexual grooming was alleged to have happened between December and February.
Rudd was jailed for 12 months and made to sign the sex oenders' register at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming Prosecuting, Gavin Doig told how Rudd started speaking to the girl on online dating website Badoo before they exchanged numbers and started talking on WhatsApp.
A TEENAGER has been locked up for nine months for meeting a boy aged 14 following sexual grooming.
The 37-year-old, from Sampson's Avenue in Pontypool, admitted one count of meeting a child after sexual grooming and two counts of sexual activity with a child.
He was jailed for another 18 years at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday after he admitted two counts of sexual grooming, breaching a sex offender register order, sexual assault and three counts of sexual activity with a child.
Rachel said: "He just slowly turned what was normal adult behaviour with a child into slightly sexual grooming stuff.
Zampieri, of Vicenza, Italy, pleaded guilty to meeting a child following sexual grooming but said he would not have begun a relationship with her if she had told him her true age from the beginning and had no interest in young girls.