The process may start with sending pornographic images to ‘normalise’ the discussion of sexual activities, and then move to requests for naked images or to perform a sex act on a webcam.
A northern Sydney father-of-two accused of grooming and sexually assaulting a teenager he met online allegedly paid the girl for sex.
Tee Hua Tsia, 37, allegedly met the 14-year-old girl on the online chat site "Meet Me" in early 2015.
“Firstly, we are providing information to police forces to better equip them to deal with these crimes when they are reported.
“Perhaps more important is a public awareness campaign to make not only potential victims, but all those around them - friends of potential victims, family members of potential victims - really raise awareness to what is a very damaging and invidious crime.” The National Crime Agency and the National Police Chiefs' Council have launched a new campaign to advise those who have been, or are likely to be, targeted.
Sharing a sexual photo/video without a person’s consent could be illegal.