Uk Children Blackmailed To Perform Sex Acts Online
RELATED LONDON: Hundreds of British children have been blackmailed into indulging in online sex acts, consequently making several of them kill themselves. Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has revealed a shocking trend of online blackmail causing children to harm themselves. In the past two years CEOP has investigated 12 cases where children were blackmailed into performing sexual acts on a webcam. According to figures from the police forces in the UK and abroad, 424 children have been a victimized and have being forced to submit to online sexual blackmail in some form. Among them, 184 belonged to the UK. Most of the British children targeted were boys aged 11 to 15. Britons were disproportionately targeted because they spoke English, and in the apparent belief that liberal values in this country were likely to make them more susceptible to ‘online grooming’ , CEOP said. The CEOP centre has been involved in 12 operations where blackmailing children into performing sexual acts has been a clear motive of the offender. Research also shows that of those victims, seven children seriously self-harmed or attempted to take their own life. The CEOP centre, which will become a command within the National Crime Agency from next month, has also found that in some cases, children are not only made to exchange sexual images/videos of themselves, but also forced by offenders to perform other acts live on webcam including writing degrading statements on their body and cutting themselves. The children are usually forced into performing these acts after the offender, who often initially pretends to be a child, threatens to share their naked pictures or chats with friends and family unless they do as they are told. In one of the cases, an offender even collated his images of blackmailed victims in a folder named ‘slaves’ . Once the child has sent the images, the offenders begin blackmailing them either for more of such indecent images or, in few cases, even for cash.
No. 19 UK Volleyball Sweeps Lipscomb
Following a Lipscomb miscommunication on a set, UK increased its lead by two and the home squad burned its final timeout. Kentucky would go ahead 22-19, but then two errors by the Cats pushed the score to 22-21 in favor of UK. Skinner opted to take his first timeout of the stanza. The teams traded service errors to end the frame and Kentucky captured a 25-23 opening set win for the 1-0 lead in the match. The Wildcats posted 14 kills on a sizzling .480 hitting percentage in the set with Morgan and Schwarzwalder both notching four kills apiece. The second set began with the teams exchanging points back and forth. The Wildcats shook free for a two-point edge at 6-4, but the Bison responded with three consecutive points to grab a lead of its own. Kentucky charged back with a 3-0 run of its own highlighted by a solo block from Morgan. Kentucky broke free for an 18-13 advantage following back-to-back blocks from Bergren and O’Conner to spark the run. Thomasson capped the stanza with a defense-splitting kill into the middle of the floor for the 25-17 win. UK’s defense flustered the Bison into a .049 hitting percentage and 10 hitting errors en route to the 2-0 lead into the locker room. The Wildcats had 11 kills on .348 hitting with five different players accumulating two each. Billings and Bergren both had a trio of digs, while O’Conner and Schwarzwalder each had two rejections. Morgan opened the scoring to begin the third frame with a kill to the back corner.
UK needs migrant workers ‘because locals are lazy’, says Bulgaria
It cites a recent report from the Migration Advisory committee of the Home Office assessing the benefits of Romanian and Bulgarian seasonal workers to the economy. Bulgaria’s submission says: “Operators and growers are trying unsuccessfully to recruit (and retain) British workers, who are reluctant to live on (be tied to) the farm; either cannot or will not work at the intensity required to earn the agricultural minimum wage and have little incentive to come off social security benefits for seasonal work. “Bulgarian and Romanian workers in the agricultural sector are presented in the report as highly valued, a stable and reliable source of labour.” The 10-page Bulgarian document was submitted last month to the Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions to form part of David Cameron’s review of European Union powers. The arguments presented will also form the basis of the Bulgarian government’s defence against attempts to limit its citizens’ access to public services , such as the NHS, and jobs when the current transitional immigration arrangements are lifted in 2014. A series of ministers and Tory MPs have called for tighter access to the welfare state before Romanian and Bulgarian citizens have total freedom to move and work in the UK. However, the Bulgarian government hits back in its submission. It claims that the current EU laws on freedom of movement and access to another member state’s welfare system are “rarely abused and do not lead to overburdening of the public services of the latter. “Particularly in the case of Bulgarian and Romanian citizens in the UK, there is no evidence of so-called ‘benefit tourism’,” it says. In an attempt to prove that Bulgarians are not interested in coming to Britain to exploit the welfare state, the document points to Department for Work and Pensions data showing that in 2011, 16.6% of working-age Britons were claiming benefits as compared with 6.6% of working-age non-UK nationals. The case presented in the document is in stark contrast to claims by Nigel Farage in his speech at Ukip’s annual conference on Friday, during which he vowed to put Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants at the heart of his party’s campaign in next year’s European elections. He told activists that London was already experiencing a crime wave due to east European immigrants and that the country should not “unconditionally open our door to Bulgaria and Romania “.