Organised child sex abuse ‘growing problem’ in Wales

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Organised child sex abuse ‘growing problem’ in Wales

7 January 2011

Children trafficked in Wales are being moved around the country and across the UK, says children’s charity Barnardo’s. They are moved along the M4 corridor in south Wales and the A55 in north Wales to places including London, Bristol, Birmingham and Liverpool, it says. Meanwhile, an AM says nearly 30 children in Wales’ social services system have been identified as victims of organised child sexual abuse….

The charity says it is working with more than 1,000 abused children who are moved around British towns and cities. Dr Sam Clutton, lead policy officer for child sexual exploitation at Barnardo’s Cymru, said a “sophisticated grooming process” saw young people being tricked by abusers. She told BBC Radio Wales: “We know that this is becoming more organised and more tied into organised crime.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12204559

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