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Paedophiles to be treated like terrorists in crackdown

Paedophiles will get the same treatment as terrorists in a crackdown on child abuse to be included in the Queen's Speech. David Cameron wants close a loophole that allows sexual predators to produce "manuals" giving tips on grooming victims.

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'More needs to do be done' to tackle child sex offenders

Children's charity NSPCC welcomed the Government's new measures to crackdown on child sex abuse online, but said that police needed to be given more powers to "infiltrate and disrupt" offenders.

We would welcome any change in legislation that tackled offenders using the dark web and other online areas to distribute these vile 'how to' guides on child abuse.

But far more needs to be done - and fast - to tackle online child sex offenders.

The Government must ensure police have the investigative capacity to infiltrate and disrupt the networks of offenders hidden online, so these disgusting criminals are brought to justice.

– Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC

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