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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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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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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
24/09/2017
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A COUNCIL boss has claimed she was forced out after raising concerns about suspected grooming and sexual exploitation of underage girls. Maggie Siviter, a former child safeguarding lead at North Somerset Council, claimed that authorities failed to act after she warned that licensed premises were suspected of being used to groom vulnerable young girls. Speaking at her employment tribunal, she said she was “mindful” of the situation that emerged in Rotherham, where child sex abuse by predominantly British-Pakistani men continued for years, unchallenged by authorities.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
26/08/2015
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The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has already identified 60 officers as part of a major investigation into the scandal, and 100 others are in their sights. The watchdog is examining whether or not disciplinary or even legal action should be brought against police officers who are accused of ignoring victims' claims that they were being sexually trafficked and abused. The revelations came as a solicitor representing the victims said only a fraction of t

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
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25/08/2017
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A LABOUR councillor has been sacked by the party just a week after she spoke out to support sexually abused children. Amina Lone, a councillor in Manchester, defended Sarah Champion after the MP wrote an article for The Sun pointing the finger at gangs of Asian-origin rapists in northern towns.

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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'."

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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’

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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”.

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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: 
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: 
30/04/2015
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Problem profile reveals truth about grooming gangs in region, including 'majority of offenders are typically Asian, of Pakistani origin'

Police have today been forced to publish a damning child sexual exploitation problem profile document after a Birmingham Mail campaign - and admitted 'significant similarities' to the Rotherham abuse scandal.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/08/2014

Type: Opinion

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In August 2016, an ex Detective from the Metropolitan Police gave an interview to Brian Gerrish at UK Column about his experiences of cover ups involving paedophiles and the apathy within the police when dealing with children who are vulnerable and victims of sexual crimes. It also raises the issue of police whistleblowers and the lengths those higher up will go to, to protect fellow ranks and the damage caused. It is an excellent listen. Although it is an hour long, it is worth listening to.

Admin: This helps explain a great deal about the Rotherham (and other places) grooming gangs cover-up

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A story of rampant child abuse—ignored and abetted by the police—is emerging out of the British town of Rotherham. Until now, its scale and scope would have been inconceivable in a civilized country.  Its origins, however, lie in something quite ordinary: what one Labour MP called "not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat."

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