Consequences

We’ve covered what is illegal in the UK regarding online sexual offences involving children.

Many people who commit internet offences believe that they will never be caught – but this is not true. Police forces all over the country are running operations to specifically catch people who offend online, and it could be you next.

Many people who offend online think that their only consequence will be involvement with the police and the worst case scenario is going to prison. But there are many more consequences, and conviction affects your access to your children, your relationship, your finances and your job.

You can find out about the consequences by watching this short film.

As you can see, there are a lot of potential consequences to accessing sexual images of children. Not all of these happen to everyone and some people will experience different consequences to the ones mentioned, but these are the most common and the most likely.

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