Child sexual abuse News
The CBI conducted searches at the residence of the accused and recovered cash, mobile phones, laptops, web-camera and other electronic storage devices The accused allegedly used these electronic items and gadgets to lure children in the age group of 5-16 years The scrutiny of the emails of the accused revealed that he was allegedly in constant touch with several individuals for sharing child sexual abuse material
Union Minister of Women and Child Development said that the child sexual abuse cases reported from March 2020 onwards on various platforms has crossed 13,000. The data is of the crimes from March 1 to September 18. “Police” and “Public Order” are state subjects as per Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.
"The rapid growth of the internet has created a new dimension, wherein sexual exploitation of children can multiply if remained unchecked," said the CBI in an official statement. The investigation of such offences will come under provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Information Technology Act 2000.