Ashleigh Hall (17) was found dead in Durham after allegedly meeting a man that she had been chatting to on Facebook. A 32-year-old man has been charged with her kidnap and manslaughter.
The Acting Chief Officer of the States police, David Warcup, said that Jersey officers had seen a significant increase in the number of offences where children and young people had been exploited online.
There are a number of cases related to internet offences going through the Jersey judicial system at the moment. The JEP reported yesterday how a ‘sex tourist’ and leading UK academic, Trevor Jackson, admitted travelling to the Island for sex with a 13-year-old girl he groomed on the internet. He now faces jail when he is sentenced in January.
Advice to parents is being offered at the Don Theatre on Wednesday at 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm and Thursday from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm.