Pornography Blamed for Rise in Teen Sex Crimes in Scotland

(Christian Institute) Online pornography is to blame for a record number of sex crimes by under-18s in Scotland, an addiction charity has said.

Last year, a total of 407 minors were reported for rape, attempted rape, sexual assault or other sex crimes. This number included 48 people under the age of 16.

Commenting on the figures, Mary Sharpe, chief executive of the charity The Reward Foundation, said young minds are being desensitized to sexual violence through viewing pornography.

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  • Олег Донец

    Seed became plants….

  • Lexical Cannibal

    How does the Christian Institute respond to the apparent contradictions found in similarly-developed countries, such as Japan? Japan is one of the porn capitals of the world, producing adult content in both great quantity as well as great variety, yet their sex crimes per capita are historically very low.

  • BKB

    Pornography has consequences. Unfortunately, once a porn-viewing habit has started it’s hard to stop. One method that can help those who want to quit looking at porn is the book Power Over Pornography. I recommend it.