Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
South-West Child Sex Abuse Shock
7:25am 4th April 2012
(Updated 7:25am 4th April 2012)
More than two children a day are sexually abused in Cornwall and Devon.
NSPCC figures show there were 871 victims last year.
More than a fifth were still at primary school.
35 were younger than five.
The charity is launching an awareness campaign.
Spokeswoman Clare Lily says, "Don't let it niggle away at you and not do anything about it. Take that step to just talk to someone about it and hopefully we can all, together, make things better for these children who are suffering.
"We have an idea about child sexual abuse is that it's perpetrated by stranger danger. In fact, sexual abuse offences against children committed by strangers are a very small part of the picture. In the vast majority of cases offenders are known to the child".
Share This StoryTweet
Cornwall Man Accused Of Child Murder
Cornwall News: Matthew Scully-Hicks denies killing adoptive daughter
Squatters braced for eviction over Buckingham Palace 'security risk'
National News: Squatters in a seven-storey building just metres away from Buckingham Palace are preparing for the prospect of eviction after being branded a possible risk to the Queen's security.
Will practice make perfect for La La Land star?
Showbiz News: La La Land actor Ryan Gosling says he had two choices when making the Oscar nominated movie - learn to play piano or "shatter the dreams" of director Damien Chazelle.
French prosecutors launch judicial inquiry into Francois Fillon 'fake jobs' claims
World News: French prosecutors have opened a judicial inquiry into claims Francois Fillon gave his wife a "fake job".
Rory McIlroy says game of golf with Donald Trump not 'an endorsement'
Sports News: Rory McIlroy has defended his decision to play golf with Donald Trump after a flood of criticism and abuse, saying it "was, quite simply, a round of golf".
Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive
Strange News: Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.