Sex­ual crime task force lead named

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

A FOR­MER Crown Of­fice chief is to lead a task force set up to pre­vent sex­ual crime in­volv­ing young peo­ple.

Jus­tice Sec­re­tary Michael Mathe­son said Cather­ine Dyer would bring a “wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence”.

The ex­pert group was cre­ated af­ter re­search showed the num­ber of sex­ual cy­ber crimes recorded by po­lice has soared over the past three years, with more than three-quar­ters of vic­tims fe­male and more than half un­der 16.

The group will bring to­gether voices in­clud­ing the Scot­tish Youth Par­lia­ment, Youth Link and Rape Cri­sis Scot­land and will first meet early next year.

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