PM moves to close loophole that allows sexual predators to produce and possess ‘manuals’ to help them commit crimes
Paedophiles will be handed the same treatment as terrorists under a crackdown on child abuse to be included in the Queen’s speech.
David Cameron said he wanted to close a loophole that allows sexual predators to produce and possess “manuals” giving tips on how to identify victims, groom them, and evade capture.
In future, they will face the same kind of sanctions as extremists who download guides to bomb-making.
The issue came to light after GCHQ and the National Crime Agency found online examples of the guides in the chaotic part of cyberspace known as the “dark web”.
Phi Beta Iota: This makes for good press, but is sadly misrepresentative of the true intent of the UK Government. As in the USA, the major national agencies serve as protective services for the elite, not as representatives of the public interest. This new law will be used against the little people, not Lords and CEOs and certainly not against any members of the City of London cabal.