07 Mar '18, 8am

Boys more likely than girls to suffer worst online sex abuse: Interpol report

KUALA LUMPUR (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Boys are more likely than girls to suffer the worst forms of online sexual exploitation, according to a report by Interpol and an advocacy organisation that highlights the largely unreported trend. Anti-trafficking groups say the global spread of cheap, high-speed Internet, as well as a rise in mobile phone ownership, are fuelling the growth of cybersex trafficking that include children being abused over livestreams and sold for sex. Although girls account for two-thirds of the victims, the latest study said online images or videos depicting boys, including very young children, often involve more severe abuse, such as sadism and other forms of sexual assault. The findings were based on an analysis of a database of over one million abuse images and videos from around the globe collected by Interpol, the international police agency...

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