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New law to stop adults sexting children not being enforced

New law to stop adults sexting children not being enforced

New law to stop adults sexting children not being enforced
17 February 2017

Tough new laws that make it a criminal offence for an adult to send sexually explicit messages to a child under 16 are still not being enforced almost two years after they were passed by parliament, child protection campaigners have said.

The offence, which was included in an update to existing laws to include sexting and other online communications, was made a criminal act under section 67 of the Serious Crime Act in March 2015.

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