Actions such as online communication have been defended by suspected offenders using the so-called "fantasy defense", in which those accused argue that they were only expressing fantasies and not plans of future behavior. S., case law draws a distinction between those two and some people accused of "grooming" have successfully used this defense.
Child groomers might look for opportunities to have time alone with the child, which can be done by offering to babysit; the groomers may also invite the child for sleepovers, for opportunistic bed sharing.
Detective Inspector Kay Wallace surrounded by computers, mobile phones and digital storage devices seized from the homes of suspected paedophiles.
Online grooming of youngsters via chat rooms and webcams is an area COST team officers are encountering more and more.
I was 32 and single in a city of only a quarter million, with only a fraction of those available to me.
The comedy of this online encounter competed with my despair.
Cybersex is the act of role-playing sexual acts or exchanging explicit sexual messages with people through chat room via the internet.