Child abusers tended not to pose as children, lying about their age in the same way as ordinary people sometimes do, reducing it by about five years.
And the researchers said the grooming tended to be persuasive, rather than coercive, with an abuser often speaking in a polite way, paying the child a large amount of compliments.
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But perhaps the most alarming finding was how quickly some of them would start talking about sex and how quickly they would move to asking to meet.
Dr Cristina Izura, who took part in the research, said: “Online groomers are, communicatively, highly skilled and can interact with their victims as if they care about them, and can pretend to be romantically – rather than only sexually – interested in them.
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