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Manx children at risk of sexual exploitation

Mon, 12 Oct 2015


Vulnerable children on the Isle of Man are at risk of being sexually exploited.

Chief Constable Gary Roberts has revealed the extent of the problem for the first time; in the six months to April 2015 the Public Protection Unit's workload doubled.

Over the last year there were almost 600 incidents of children going missing from home and care facilities - that's up 33 per cent on the previous year.

Some of these children have fallen victim to predators - Gary says it's everyone's responsibility to keep them safe:
 

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