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Hansard: 23rd October 2015

At the same time, we must be prepared to insist that there can be only one law; we must get away from what might be called the “Rotherham complex”, where the authorities were so afraid of offending a minority community that they turned a blind eye to the appalling abuse of young, mainly British girls. I pay tribute here to Andrew Norfolk, a correspondent of the Times, and to the editor of that newspaper, for their courage and persistence in uncovering such outrageous behaviour. Other cases have since been unearthed that suggest that there has been a widespread failure to apply the law for so-called cultural reasons. Indeed, there can be little doubt that the many disturbing examples provided by the noble Baroness are but the tip of a very large iceberg.

https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldhansrd/text/151023-0001.htm

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In August, two young friends from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, were walking through the town when a group of men pulled up alongside them and ordered them to “get in the car”. I recently spoke to one of the girls, 15 year old Ellie Reynolds, who despite having reported the incident to police, had had no contact from them when I met her on December 5th. She also told me she is almost certain that the same has happened to other girls in the town since then.

It is bewildering to watch the establishment fall over itself.  In reference to the Rotherham child rape atrocities, the BBC has jumped from labelling the perpetrators “Pakistani” to “Asian” then back to “Pakistani”.  The Guardian, true to form, immediately took the opportunity to speak out against “racial stereotyping”, as though that is the real problem here.  Some political and council leaders in Rotherham claim they didn’t know what was going on – despite the fact that there ha

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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
26/02/2016
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A victim in the Rotherham grooming trial has claimed she was raped by a town councillor. The allegation can be reported for the first time following the conviction and sentencing of a gang of three brothers, their uncle and two associates for a catalogue of child abuse in the town over 16 years. The victim gave the surname of the man as Akhtar during an interview conducted by police for the purpose of the case. The prosecutor Michelle Colborne QC told the court that the victim said sh

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/07/2017
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A ROCHDALE cop who fought to expose the grooming rings today slammed the police force for failing to tackle the abuse.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
22/02/2015
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Council which failed dozens of girls abused by a sex grooming ring has hired a radical Islamic group with links to the Trojan Horse plot to “mentor” potential abusers from the Muslim community

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/06/2017
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Officers have said they are investigating almost 200 cases of child sex abuse in Keighley, prompting fears of a ‘new Rochdale’ grooming gang in the small Yorkshire town. West Yorkshire Police are reportedly investigating 179 new sex crimes involving 165 suspects in the small mill town, described as the nation’s ‘capital’ of child grooming. Situated just outside Bradford, Keighley has a population of 56,000, including more than 12,000 Mus

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
02/06/2017
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COPS in West Yorkshire are probing almost 200 cases of child sexual exploitation in one town where a teenager was reportedly gang-raped by a number of men. West Yorkshire Police confirmed that officers in the Bradford district are said to have 179 crimes under investigation where child sexual offences are a factor.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
27/05/2017
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  • Child abuse said to still be rife in Rochdale following landmark case in 2012
  • Shabir Ahmed and eight accomplices were jailed for 77 years for child abuse
  • Case was subject of a three-part BBC drama Three Girls which aired this month
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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
12/04/2017
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Twenty nine people have appeared in court facing a total of more than 170 charges relating to the sexual exploitation of 18 children.

The 27 men and two women appeared before a district judge at Huddersfield Magistrates Court charged with offences including rape, trafficking, sexual activity with a child, child neglect, child abduction, supplying drugs and making of indecent images of children.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/09/2014
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Councillors in Rotherham were told at a seminar in 2005 not to publicly discuss information about the town's child sexual exploitation problem because it was "confidential" and could jeopardise police investigations, according to three councillors present at the time. Prof Alexis Jay's report on the 1,400 children failed by the council and agencies said that such "explicit content" about the issue was given to 30 councillors at the seminar that "few members or senior officers could say 'we didn't know'."

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/09/2014
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Councillors in Rotherham were told about the abuse and rape of children in the northern town at a seminar almost a decade ago but were told to keep it “confidential” to avoid jeopardising police investigations, it emerged yesterday. The disclosure came at an angry council meeting in Rotherham when a member of the public questioned why councillors had failed to act on information about child sexual exploitation. A report by Professor Alexis Jay published last week found that 1,400 children had

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
25/03/2017
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Rotherham grooming victim Sammy Woodhouse has said she was “betrayed” by authorities in the town, who failed to act on the violent child rapist for fear of “being perceived as racist”.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
25/01/2017
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The men abused two young girls aged between 12 and 14, from 1999 to 2001 in Rotherham, south Yorkshire, a court heard.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/01/2017
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Five men from Rotherham, allegedly part of “Asian grooming gangs”, are facing 23 charges of sexually abusing two girls, aged 12 and 13, over a two-year period.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/12/2016
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Stephen Watson disclosed this week that a number of police officers are the subject of probes by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into allegations that they abused children in Rotherham. The exact number has not been disclosed, but Chief Con Watson made the admission during a discussion about the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham, which was laid bare in an independent report which found that 1,400 children were abused by men of largely Pakistani heritage while those in authority failed to act.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/03/2015
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As many as 373 children may have been targeted for sex by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the last 16 years, a serious case review found. The investigation came after a sadistic sex gang of seven men were jailed in 2013for abusing six girls in Oxford, between 2004 and 2012. Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council made "many errors" in that case and could have acted sooner. A victim of the gang said the issue had been "swept under the carpet". Of the 373 cases, the council said about 50 victims were boys.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
05/02/2015
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Twenty more people have been charged with sexual offences as part of police’s Operation Sanctuary probe.The charges follow the 13-month investigation into allegations of offences committed against vulnerable women and girls across the North East.So far, 31 people have been charged as part of the operation and the latest charges relate to 12 victims, aged between 13 and 25.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
05/11/2016
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Eight men of Muslim, Pakistani origins were sentenced on Friday for the rape and abuse of vulnerable girls in Rotherham. The men were jailed for 16 offences from 1999 to 2003 against multiple girls who were said by the judge to have been “targeted, sexualised, and subjected to degrading and violent acts”.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
30/10/2016
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KEIGHLEY has been described as being at the "top of the list" for organised groups of Asian men grooming young white girls by the town's MP.

Kris Hopkins was speaking after 12 men who raped or sexually abused a teenage girl were today locked up for a total of more than 143 years.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/10/2016
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Rotherham Council sought to prevent 'Child G’ sex abuse by four men
The girl is vulnerable and comes from an impoverished and broken home
In 2012, her situation came to attention of social workers and it was feared she was involved in inappropriate relationships with many older Asian men
She was found in August in a hotel with condoms, drugs and an Asian man
Two men, known as LL and MM, were arrested on suspicion of trafficking’

News Date: 
26/10/2016
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Some or the largest Hindu and Sikh organisations in Britain have warned of Cologne-style “mass, planned rape and sexual assault”, urging the British government to learn lessons from Rotherham and crack down on Muslim violence against white and Asian non-Muslim women. In a joint statement, the Hindu Council UK (HCUK), the largest Hindu umbrella body in the country, the Sikh Awareness Society, a leading independent Sikh advisory board, and The Sikh Media Monitoring Group have called for the British government to recognise “the targeting of non-Muslim women” as a specific “hate crime”.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
08/06/2012
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Is it time to stop using the word "Asian"? In recent weeks Britain's Sikh and Hindu communities have complained angrily about the use of the misleading term in reporting of the Rochdale grooming convictions of men of Muslim Pakistani descent. Headlines like “Asian grooming – why we need to talk about sex crime”, “Child sex grooming: the Asian question”, and “Grooming offences committed mostly by Asian men, says ex-Barnardo's chief” show the problem.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
20/10/2016
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A corrupt detective tipped off one of the Rotherham grooming gang about potential arrests, a court has heard. One of the 12 complainants involved in the grooming trial at Sheffield crown court said her abuser was a drug dealer who used to stash about £40,000 in shoeboxes in his car.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/10/2016
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Eight men were found guilty on Monday of waging what prosecutors called an “utterly abhorrent” campaign of sexual violence and intimidation against young girls in the Rotherham area of northern England 13 years ago.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/11/2014
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
29/08/2014
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Among the more nauseating spectacles of the Rotherham child rape scandal has been the squirming evasion and shameless attempts at face-saving by the various authority figures whose job it supposedly was to prevent such horrors happening.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
22/07/2016
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/08/2014
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/03/2013

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