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  1. 31 October 2014 at 4:23pm

Paediatric doctor admits 31 sexual offences against boys

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Raza Laskar Photo: Greater Manchester Police
Raza Laskar of Ashton-under-Lyne admitted a string of sexual offences against 12 boys aged under 16. He will be sentenced in January.
  • 6 counts of causing/inciting child pornography
  • 1 count of taking indecent photographs
  • 8 counts of causing/inciting child to engage in sexual activity
  • 5 counts of voyeurism
  • 3 counts of sexual activity with a child
  • 2 counts of distributing an indecent image of a child
  • 1 count of incitement to distribute an indecent photograph of a child
  • 2 counts of causing/inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity
  • 2 counts of making indecent photographs of a child
  • 1 count of possessing an extreme pornographic image
In April of this year police received information from the National Crime Agency that between Christmas Day 2013 and January 2014, 1,605 separate files, suspected of containing indecent images of children had been made available on a file sharing site. The IP address was check and an address in Ashton-under-Lyne identified. A number of computers and storage devices were found and further examinations revealed more than 1.2 million images.
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Raza Laskar admitted 31 sexual offences against boys under 16 Credit: Greater Manchester Police

While I can stress that we found no evidence that he committed any offence during the course of his employment, it will be of absolutely no comfort to the boys and the families of the boys he targeted online.
The one thing I would like to highlight on the back of this is internet security and awareness.
It is so important, in this digital age where even young school children have the internet in the palm of their hand that they know about the dark side of the web.
“There are dangers lurking if the right precautions are not taken and I would encourage parents to talk to their children and discuss what websites they are visiting, who they are talking to and what to do if approached by someone who asks them to engage in sexual activity.

– Detective Inspector Theresa Carter
Last updated Fri 31 Oct 2014

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