Spain sees four-fold jump in child sex abuse cases in past decade, says study

Spain has seen a four-fold increase in the number of reported child sexual abuse cases in the past decade, with a study identifying digital technology and the internet to be major contributors. – EPA pic, February 23, 2021.

THE number of reported cases of child sexual abuse in Spain has quadrupled over the past decade, according to a study published today, with campaigners warning the rise of the internet has left minors more vulnerable to exploitation.

A total 1,093 cases of sexual abuse involving children and underage teenagers were reported to the ANAR Foundation, a Spanish child protection charity, compared with 273 in 2008, it said in a new report.

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