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UK Police Look Away as Thousands of Children are Sexually Abused

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A recent report seems to have damming evidence that the city of Rotherham looked away as the sexual abuse of up to 1,400 children occurred from 1997 to 2013. From the Telegraph:

“Senior officials were responsible for “blatant” failures that saw victims, some as young as 11, being treated with contempt and categorised as being “out of control” or simply ignored when they asked for help.

In some cases, parents who tried to rescue their children from abusers were themselves arrested. Police officers even dismissed the rape of children by saying that sex had been consensual.”

In light of the report, one member of city council has resigned,  but the rest of the leaders face no disciplinary action due to lack of evidence.

The reason for police and others turning a blind eye? For fear of being labeled as racist. It has come out that the majority of these crimes were committed by gangs of Middle Eastern or Asian men, and for fear of being prejudice, officers  and other staff refused to file criminal charges.

Professor Alexis Jay, who published the report said:

“Senior officials were responsible for “blatant” failures that saw victims, some as young as 11, being treated with contempt and categorised as being “out of control” or simply ignored when they asked for help.

In some cases, parents who tried to rescue their children from abusers were themselves arrested. Police officers even dismissed the rape of children by saying that sex had been consensual.”

 

Image: Royal Voluntary Service

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