Online child sex abuse in Thailand nears record high with COVID-19

Online child sex abuse cases in Thailand are set to hit a record high this year, with cybersex predators exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to target more children.

The police-led Internet Crimes Against Children (TICAC) task-force has rescued more than 100 children in the last two months – almost double the 53 victims helped in 2018, which was the highest annual figure since its foundation in 2016.

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