Ms Rudd has vowed to crackdown on child sex abuse cases in the UK
She will announce an unprecedented £40 million cash package to protect youngsters from exploitation and trafficking and hunt down offenders.
It includes £20 million for the National Crime Agency to tackle online sexual exploitation and £7.5 million for a new centre of expertise on child sex abuse.
Ms Rudd, who has made ending the disgusting underground trade a priority, said: “Children should be able to grow up free from the horrors of sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking – something that should go without saying, but sadly that’s not the case.
She will announce an unprecedented £40 million cash package to hunt down offenders
Children should be able to grow up free from the horrors of sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking – something that should go without saying, but sadly that’s not the case
“Since 2010, the Government has done more than any other to tackle these horrific offences.
“We have increased support for victims of sexual abuse, invested in training and technology to improve law enforcement’s response to abuse both on and offline, and brought in a tougher inspection regime to ensure all front-line professions are meeting their child protection duties.
“But there is more to do, the measures I am announcing will further improve our ability to protect children, and under my watch I am determined to bring those that would try to steal their childhood to justice.”
The plan also included £7.5 million for a new centre of expertise on child sex abuse
Her announcement comes less than a fortnight after defiant members of a “truly evil” Asian paedophile gang who raped and abused girls as young as 11 yelled 'Allahu Akbar' as they were jailed for a total of 81 years.
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One of their two victims – who was made pregnant at the age of 12 – was in court to see six men, including three brothers, sentenced for crimes between 1999 and 2001.
At Sheffield Crown Court Basharat Dad, 32, was jailed for 20 years for six counts of rape, indecent assault and false imprisonment.
Nasar Dad, 36, was handed a 14-year term for rape, false imprisonment and inciting indecency, while Tayab Dad, 34, was handed 10 years for rape.
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A group of men from Rotherham are guilty of historic sex offences on two young girls
Matloob Hussain, 41, and Mohammed Sadiq, 40, were jailed for 13 years for having sex with a child.
Amjad Ali was given 11 years after pleading guilty to having sex with a girl under 13.
The sentencing heralded the end of three major trials after the Jay Report on child sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham.
The centre of expertise will become the “definitive source of information and guidance” to officers tackling child sex abuse and exploitation.
Meanwhile £2.2 million will be awarded to seven charities for projects protecting vulnerable children in the UK and overseas at risk of trafficking.
Barnardo’s chief executive, Javed Khan, said: “Through the centre of expertise we will develop a deeper understanding of this abuse so that more children can be protected and helped to recover.
"We will use our collective experience and expertise to develop a greater understanding of what works in the fight against child sexual abuse and to improve responses.”
Will Kerr, Director of the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection command, said: “The additional funding will strengthen and enhance our victim identification and child protection adviser capabilities, to target the most serious child sexual exploitation offenders.”