UK Officials turned a blind eye while at least 1,400 were abused, abducted and trafficked from city to city

Girls as young as 11 doused in petrol and told they would be raped

  • Report found 1,400 children abused between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham
  • The figure is likely to be a conservative estimate of the true scale
  • Victims terrorised with guns and doused in petrol and threatened with fire
  • More than a third of the cases were already know to agencies 
  • Author of the report condemned ‘blatant’ failings by council’s leadership
  • Action blocked by political correctness as staff ‘feared appearing racist’ 
  • Majority of victims described the perpetrators as ‘Asian’ men

 

Francesca Infante
The Daily Mail [UK]
26 August 2014

Girls as young as 11 were serially abused by large numbers of men only to be treated with contempt by police and social workers, the Rotherham inquiry found.

It said officials turned a blind eye while at least 1,400 girls were raped, abducted and trafficked from city to city.

The victims were taken by taxi from schools and children’s homes for sex acts with men.

Vicious threats of violence against them and their families stopped them going to the police. They were ‘doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone’.

Some responded by hurting themselves or attempting suicide. One repeatedly tried to throw herself in front of moving cars. Another despairingly told investigators: ‘What’s the point? I might as well be dead.’

The report said: ‘It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.’

The document lays bare how the vulnerable girls were often treated as the guilty party. Efforts to help them were obstructed in some cases by the very care agencies charged with protecting them.

Desperate parents tried to rescue their daughters from houses where they were being abused, only to be arrested themselves when police arrived.

Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the devastating report, said police ‘regarded many child victims with contempt’. In one case, an 11-year-old told police she and another child had been sexually assaulted by grown men.

Known as Child H, she was 12 when she was found drunk in the back of a taxi with a man who had indecent pictures of her on his phone. But despite the full co-operation of her father, who claimed that she was being abused and exploited, police failed to act…

…In 2010, a gang of British-born Pakistani men from Rotherham went on trial at Sheffield Crown Court. Umar Razaq, then aged 24, Adil Hussain, then aged 20, Razwan Razaq, then aged 30, Zafran Ramzan, then aged 21, and 21-year-old Mohsin Khan, were found guilty of a string of sexually related offences against the girls…

 

 

The entire article is at The Daily Mail.

 

 

The Telegraph has more:

…In Rotherham the “majority” of known perpetrators were of Pakistani heritage, the report says, which led to police and council workers “tiptoeing” around the problem.

In the council and the police there was a perception among staff that they should “downplay the ethnic dimensions of child sexual exploitation”.

Frontline staff became confused as to what they were supposed to say and do and what would be interpreted as “racist”.

Prof Jay adds: “From a political perspective, the approach of avoiding public discussion of the issues was ill judged.”

Other than two meetings in 2011, there was no direct engagement with the Pakistani community about the issue of child sexual exploitation, despite “strong concern” from community leaders that there should be.

One of the local Pakistani women’s groups described how Pakistani-heritage girls were targeted by taxi drivers and on occasion by older men lying in wait outside school gates at dinner times and after school.

They also cited cases in Rotherham where Pakistani landlords had befriended Pakistani women and girls on their own for purposes of sex, then passed on their name to other men who had then contacted them for sex.

The women and girls feared reporting such incidents to the Police because it would affect their future marriage prospects…

 

 

Related: British Asian – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

…British Asians are British citizens of South Asian descent, also known as South Asians in the United Kingdom, Asian British people or Asian Britons. In British English usage, the term ‘Asian’ usually does not include East Asians, North Asians, or Southeast Asians.[5]…

 

 

H/T Breitbart London where there is much more:

UKIP Candidate Slams Rotherham Failings, Calls for ‘Resignation of Everyone Involved.’

 

1400 Children Abused by Pakistani Paedo Gangs, £200k A Year Chief Bureaucrat Refuses to Resign

 

He Failed to Stop The Child Abusers, Then Rotherham Residents Made Him Police Chief

 

AUDIO: Rotherham Grooming Victim says ‘It’s Too Late… They’ll Never Admit They Were at Fault’

 

Rotherham Child Abuse Scandal: Labour Must Take Responsibility

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