Barnardo’s warns of the signs of sexual exploitation as Emmerdale child abuse story deepens

Barnardo’s is warning parents of the signs of sexual exploitation as the teacher/pupil abuse storyline between ITV’s Emmerdale characters Maya and Jacob deepens. In the soap, teacher Maya, (Louisa Clein) is in a relationship with David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden), but she has been seen kissing and grooming 15-year-old Jacob, (Joe-Warren Plant), David’s adopted son. Jacob is shown as becoming increasingly vulnerable and confused. Anxious to impress her, he sends scheming Maya a topless selfie in the episode on Monday Jan 14. Young survivors of sexual abuse and Barnardo’s experts have…

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