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Child sexual abuse images convictions, 27/07/11 [W/E/NI/S]

One in three of those convicted of possessing child abuse images has also committed other serious sex offences against children, the NSPCC reveals today.

Some of these have been found guilty of indecent assault, gross indecency, grooming and inciting children to carry out sex acts on webcams.

The details are revealed in a review of 284 UK court cases over a six month period last year involving those found guilty of possessing indecent images.(1) In 98 of these cases the offenders had also been grooming children or had committed sex assaults on under 16s.

The full press release is available on the NSPCC website.