“Boy, 14, raped girl aged ten after watching online porn: Judge attacks corrosive effect of websites” by Lucy Osborne

A horrific story that is becoming increasingly familiar. One judge recognizes the systemic pattern of increasing crimes such as these. This is an excerpt from a recent article published by The Daily Mail. The source of this excerpt is http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2723397/Boy-14-raped-girl-aged-ten-watching-online-porn-Judge-attacks-corrosive-effect-websites-sends-teenager-secure-unit-four-years.html

Image courtesy of The Daily Mail.

Image courtesy of The Daily Mail.

A judge condemned the corrosive effect of online pornography after a schoolboy who visited vile websites abducted and raped a girl of ten.

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A judge said he ‘used, abused then abandoned his victim’ after repeatedly watching internet porn that ‘treats women as objects and not people’ on his home computer.

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He said it was a sustained and persistent attack, adding: ‘There was also a degree of planning as a result of the corrosive effect of the viewing of adult pornography and isolating the victim from being seen in what was a busy part of the town.’

The teenager’s mother was reportedly unaware that he had visited such sites from his bedroom at their Shropshire home.

Last night MPs called for urgent measures to stop children using such sites.
Helen Goodman, Labour’s media spokesman, said: ‘This horrific case goes to show how dangerous online pornography is for young people.

‘The Government’s failure to introduce a legal requirement for internet filters… is letting down young people.’

Jon Brown, of the NSPCC, said: ‘This case is a horrendous example of just how badly wrong things can go when children get access to inappropriate and abusive adult material.’

This is a significantly shortened excerpt. To read the full article, please visit The Daily Mail website http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2723397/Boy-14-raped-girl-aged-ten-watching-online-porn-Judge-attacks-corrosive-effect-websites-sends-teenager-secure-unit-four-years.html

Lucy Osborne is a contributor to The Daily Mail.