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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Curran, of Kershaw Way, Newton-le-Willows, admitted attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
A MAN caught in a "sting" by online paedophile hunters was jailed for two years after he admitted trying to meet a child following sexual grooming.
Wall, of Millbrook, pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
The white-haired defendant, who was wearing glasses and a scarf and carrying a hat, pleaded not guilty to one count of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
He was jailed for 17 months at Newcastle Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
He admitted meeting a child following sexual grooming and supplying cannabis, which a judge said was for sexual advantage.
On Friday he got an 18-month suspended jail sentence after admitting trying to meet a child under 16 following sexual grooming.
Des Mannion, head of NSPCC Wales, said the figures show that more young people are willing to talk about sexual grooming.
Des Mannion, head of NSPCC Wales, said the figures show more young people willing to talk about sexual grooming.
Seven counts of meeting a child following sexual grooming Two counts of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
MORE than 150 people have been reported to police forces across Wales for meeting a child following sexual grooming over the past five years, it has been revealed.