Over 120 child sex offences committed by other youngsters
MORE than 120 youngsters carried out sex offences against other children over the last three years.
Figures, obtained from Essex Police by the National Society for the Protection of Cruelty for Children (NSPCC), show in Essex over the last three years up to 2013, 123 youngsters under the age of 18 committed sex offences - ranging from rape to sexual assault - against other children.
Nationally, between 2009 and 2012, 5,000 sexual offences were carried out by under 18s and of those several included perpertrators were as young as five. Nearly all of the offenders - 98 per cent - were boys and three out of five victims knew their abuser.