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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

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
01/04/2018
Summary: 

Sky News has seen a file of documents given to the Home Office which the local MP claims demonstrates authorities in Telford are still failing to tackle child abuse. MP for Telford Lucy Allan says the evidence she's complied from victims and their families shows "a failure to understand the nature of grooming" by the local police and the Crown Prosecution Service. Last Monday, it was announced that the National Independent Inquiry into Child Exploitation will speak to victims in Telford as part of its Truth Project.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
24/06/2015
Summary: 

West Midlands Police knew five years ago that Asian grooming gangs were targeting children outside schools across the city - but failed to make the threat public.Documents obtained by the Birmingham Mail show the force were aware pupils were at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) back in 2010. The confidential report, obtained under a Freedom of Information Act, also sho

Country: 
Spain
News Date: 
24/03/2018
Summary: 

Ten Algerian migrant men were arrested in eastern Spain this week after they were alleged to have sexually abused three underage girls by luring them to an apartment offering drugs and money. The ten migrants were brought to court on charges of sexual abuse in the city of Alicante, where they are believed to have sexually molested and assaulted three girls aged 14, 15, and 17, Le Point reports.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
22/03/2018
Summary: 

A woman who was trafficked into prostitution by another teenager at her care home when she was just 13 has revealed how everyone around her - from police to staff to teachers and social workers - shockingly turned a blind eye. Zoe Patterson's book Trafficked Girl is published today and details how she was sexually abused and raped by older Asian men while living at a Midlands care home, often being forced to have sex with multiple men on a nightly basis. When she first admitted to a social worker what was happening, she was laughed at and the only real response from staff at the unit was to

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
19/03/2018
Summary: 

Three police officers have come forward to reveal how cases against Telford rape gang members were allegedly dropped because pursuing court orders was considered “too much trouble”.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/03/2018
Summary: 

A survivor of a Muslim grooming gang in Rotherham said she reported being raped when she was 13 years old, but authorities did nothing and told her not to mention the ethnicity of the attackers. The rape survivor, Emma, told Katie Hopkins on LBC radio on Sunday: “I actually reported my abuse 14 years ago. I went to the authorities, my parents did.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
18/03/2018
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I’m a Rotherham grooming gang survivor. I call myself a survivor because I’m still alive. I’m part of the UK’s largest ever child sexual abuse investigation. As a teenager, I was taken to various houses and flats above takeaways in the north of England, to be beaten, tortured and raped over 100 times.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
16/03/2018
Summary: 
  • Pregnant Lucy Lowe, 16, died in a house fire in Telford nearly 18 years ago
  • She was killed by her boyfriend Azhar Ali Mehmood, who was 26 at the time
  • Social services knew he first slept with her aged 14 but did not warn parents
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/03/2018
Summary: 

Police have been accused of “victim blaming” children who were targeted by grooming gangs in the Telford sex abuse scandal. Officers investigating child sexual exploitation in the town were sent an internal memo telling them “in most cases the sex is consensual [with children aged 11!]”.

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