Motives and behaviour of perpetrators of child sexual exploitation

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published research into the motives and behaviours of perpetrators of child sexual exploitation who operate in organised networks in England and Wales. Interviews with 26 prisoners, who were convicted for a range of crimes including rape, sexual assault, taking indecent photographs, trafficking, grooming and faciliating child sex offences found that: perpetrators were diverse and came from a range of backgrounds; they could be loosely clustered around three groups according to their lifestyle, motivation, sexual interest and attitude towards conviction; and perpetrators acknowledged their behaviour to varying extents, with some using minimisation and justification to explain their motivations and offending behaviours.

Read the news story: New research explores motives and behaviour of perpetrators of child sexual exploitation
Read the report: An explorative study on perpetrators of child sexual exploitation convicted alongside others (PDF)

Source: IICSA

Date: 05 May 2020