Paedophiles ‘internet groom’ minors for sex in just 8 mins

In a new warning for parents, criminologists discovered that online predators are exploiting an array of techniques to "break the ice" with children aged as young as 12. The Middlesex University, London, study found that within less than three minutes of web-based chatting, sex offenders "cut to the chase" and turn the conversation to sexual-related topics. The four-year study [...] found that just five minutes later a bond was formed with the child as predators maintain a calm and innocent atmosphere.