Online child sexual exploitation: prevalence, process, and offender characteristics

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Online child sexual exploitation : prevalence, process, and offender characteristics. / Kloess, Juliane A; Beech, Anthony R; Harkins, Leigh.

In: Trauma, Violence and Abuse, Vol. 15, No. 2, 01.04.2014, p. 126-139.

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