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Furthermore, some offenders affiliate themselves with each other in order to share physical access to children, therefore facilitating the production of new material, as well as its customisation.The forensic awareness of CSE offenders can vary considerably, but evidence indicates that overall forensic skills are on the rise, which may be in response to improved detection and forensic policing.They communicate among themselves within like-minded groups in cyberspace, using a variety of online tools, from IRC, ICQ, Yahoo newsgroups/forums to social networks, peer-to-peer file sharing networks, secure email and TOR.Even though it is commonly accepted that child sexual exploitation (CSE) offenders do not form typical organised crime groups, they still organize themselves in an analogous hierarchy on such platforms.
The level of technical expertise is in some cases very advanced, indicating professional ICT and information security expertise.
Organised criminal networks operating in Asia offer to rape children ‘on demand’ for perpetrators who view and direct the sexual assault in real-time.
This crime poses new challenges for law enforcement as the ‘evidence’ to prove the crime is streamed and not captured anywhere.
Most child sex offenders are not part of any criminal network and usually operate alone, driven solely by their sexual interest in children.
However, this does not mean that offenders act in isolation from each other.
A major growing trend in CSE is sexual extortion, also known as sextortion, which, for the purpose of this document will be defined as coercion to extort sexual favours or images from a victim, usually by threatening to disseminate existing images of the victim if demands are not met.