The number of child sex offences recorded by police in Cumbria is at an all time high.
New figures released by the NSPCC show an increase of 28% across the county, rising to 689 offences in 2016/17 from 538 the previous year.
Recorded crimes include rape, sexual assault and grooming.
42 of these crimes were carried out against children aged four and under.
The NSPCC says the total number of sex offences against children is unknown, because many won't come forward.
The charity is calling for an increase in support and training for police to help tackle the issue.
Peter Wanless, NSPCC Chief Executive, said: