News of an important case from Sweden. A man has been convicted of raping children even though he never met them. All the abusive acts were carried out online. He is going to prison for 10 years. Apparently, none of the children involved lived in Sweden. It seems they were all from the USA, Canada and the UK.
I wonder if, on the same facts, a similar conviction would be possible in other jurisdictions?
John Carr is one of the world's leading authorities on children's and young people's use of digital technologies. He is Senior Technical Adviser to Bangkok-based global NGO ECPAT International and is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John is now or has formerly been an Adviser to the Council of Europe, the UN (ITU), UNODC, the EU and UNICEF. John has advised many of the world's largest technology companies on online child safety. John's skill as a writer has also been widely recognised. http://johncarrcv.blogspot.com
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