Extreme internet porn is fuelling a surge in sex attacks by children

Extreme internet porn is fuelling a surge in sex attacks by children

Number of under-17s convicted of rape almost doubles in four years

Extreme pornography is fuelling an alarming rise in the number of child rapists, a minister has warned.

Criminal convictions for rape by those aged under 17 have almost doubled in just four years, according to the latest figures.

Experts said vile internet material was influencing children to act out the depraved scenes they saw on mobile phones or tablets.

Last week an 11-year-old boy admitted seven counts of rape and sexual assault on boys under 13 after watching explicit images online. Magistrates in Sunderland said it was ‘clear’ online porn had sparked the sex attacks.

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