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If you are worried about how someone you know behaves around children or what they do online, we encourage you to get support by working through these sections and contacting our anonymous helpline.

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The sudden realisation that a loved one has been leading a double-life, particularly involving children, can be extremely devastating for partners and family members. Often, these individuals may appear to be leading normal lives to those close to them, making the discovery even more shocking.

Unfortunately, finding support, advice, and information to cope with this situation can be challenging for those affected. To address this need, we have shared personal accounts from individuals who have faced similar situations, aiming to provide guidance and comfort to others going through the same experience.

These stories may be difficult to read, but we hope they offer valuable insights and support to those who find themselves suddenly confronted with such distressing circumstances, with little information on how to proceed and what to expect in the weeks and months ahead.

Liz and Tom are parents to two children. Tom was charged with downloading indecent images of children. The case was reported in the media. Tom is continuing to access support.

Eileen met Paul when they were in their early 20s, studying at university. 28 years later, Paul was arrested for going to meet a 13 year old girl for sex (who turned out to be a police officer).

Janice and Michael had been married for 25 years when he was arrested for looking at online sexual images of children online. They have two daughters together; both of whom were away at university.

 

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