Thursday, October 3, 2013

UK - ITV documentary on child sex offenders travelling abroad

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Helpline on hand as 'Exposure: Predators Abroad' investigates offenders travelling abroad to abuse children

NSPCC's helpline is available for advice and support for anyone concerned about child sex abuse and the issues raised in 'Exposure: Predators Abroad' broadcasting on ITV1 on Wednesday 2 October.

The programme follows child protection campaigner Mark Williams Thomas (Twitter) as he travels to Cambodia, a country with a reputation as a haven for child sex offenders.

During the investigation undercover filming reveals a man describing bringing children as young as 12 years old to tourists' hotel rooms.

Thomas also tracks down a British schoolteacher who was jailed by the Cambodian authorities in 2012 for sex offences.

Police in the UK can apply for a foreign travel order to keep convicted sex offenders in the country, and anyone on the sex offenders register must notify the police if they intend to go abroad.

However, the charity End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking (ECPAT) has said that foreign travel orders are still underused.

Watch a preview clip of Exposure: Predators Abroad

Contact our helpline for support and advice

If you are worried about a child or have any concerns about what you saw in the programme, contact our helpline on 0808 800 5000.

Read more online advice about child sexual abuse

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