Research, reports and case files also revealed that council officials were desperate to cover up any racial link to the abuse of young girls.
The research shows that a string of warnings dating back as far as 2000 were ignored by the authorities. In many cases, police action was taken only against the victims.
Among the alleged crimes for which no one was prosecuted were:
- A 14-year-old girl being forced to perform sex acts on five men – four Pakistanis and an Iraqi Kurd asylum seeker;
- A British Pakistani man was found in a car with a bottle of vodka and a 12-year-old. Both were arrested on suspicion of stealing the car. Police also found pornographic images of the girl on the 22-year-old’s phone;
- A 14-year-old girl missing for a week was found under the influence of drugs in a car with a man 20 years older. They had had sex but he was arrested only for drug possession;
- A 13-year-old girl was found drunk at 3am in a derelict house with a ‘large group of adult males’ who had plied her with vodka. She was arrested for a public order offence while the men walked away.
According to previously confidential documents seen by The Times, police in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, found evidence of thousands of similar crimes and described ‘networks of Asian males exploiting young white females’. The groups were reported to have trafficked victims to cities including Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham. Despite this, just two prosecutions of groups of men for sexual abuse have taken place in South Yorkshire since 1996.
Read the rest: British Police Turn Blind Eye To Muslim Sex Grooming Gangs.
(h/t to New English Review)
UPDATE: Rochdale child sex ring inquiry blasts care workers
The father of a victim of the Rochdale sex gang has called for the care workers who let his daughter down to be ‘named, shamed and sacked’ – after a report laid bare the extent of their failings.
Nine men were jailed in May after being found guilty of exploiting girls as young as 13 as part of a grooming ring. A court heard how the victims were routinely plied with drink and drugs before being passed around for sex.
Today, an independent probe into the failings of Rochdale council, the NHS and police found care workers had:
- Missed opportunities to help the victims and bring the perpetrators to justice
- Concluded that the girls were having consensual sex – and may even have been working as prostitutes
- Refused to believe one of the victim’s stories, instead urging her parents to ‘set boundaries’.
Read the rest: Child Sex Inquiry Blasts Care Workers.