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Getting to Grips with Sexual Grooming? The new offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. / Ost, Suzanne.

In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Vol. 26, No. 2, 07.2004, p. 147-159.

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Ost, Suzanne. / Getting to Grips with Sexual Grooming? The new offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 2004 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 147-159.

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