There’s an increasing trend of sexual abuse among young people in Western Norway, police warn

Tore SalvesenPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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The Western Police District is faced with more and more cases of abuse among young people. “This is a broad problem throughout Western Norway,” the police say.

“This does not occur in a specific environment but among young people in general. We see children all the way down to the age of 13 who use or let themselves be used for sexual services, either physically or via social media,” section leader Tore Salvesen in the Western Police District told newspaper Dagen.

Earlier this month, the police in Agder told newspaper Fædrelandsvennen that there’s an increasing trend of sexual abuse among young people. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) also covered the case last week.

Salvesen says that they have also experienced an increase in the Western Police District. So far this year, they have received 49 such cases among young people. That is as many as in the whole of last year combined.

“This is a broad problem throughout Western Norway, also in our police district,” Salvesen said.

He says that it is often older young people who exploit 12-13-year-old girls who are unable to think about the long-term consequences of what they accept. The motive is mainly of an economic nature.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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