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Old 24-01-2015, 03:50 PM   #83
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Local investigations into the organised sexual abuse of children in Rotherham began in the 1990s, although some reports were never finalised or made public by the authorities.. In 2010, 5 men of Pakistani heritage were found guilty of a series of sexual offences against girls as young as twelve.. A subsequent investigation by The Times reported that the child sex exploitation was much more widespread, and the Home Affairs Select Committee criticised the South Yorkshire Police force and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for their handling of the abuse. An independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in Rotherham, led by Professor Alexis Jay, was established in 2013 for Rotherham Council..

The Inquiry's initial report was published on 26 August 2014 and condemned the failure of the authorities in Rotherham to act effectively against the abuse and even, in some cases, to acknowledge that it was taking place. It conservatively estimated that 1,400 children had been sexually abused in the town between 1997 and 2013, predominantly by gangs of British-Pakistani men. Abuses described by the report included abduction, rape, torture and sex trafficking of children..

Zafran Ramzan rape, 2 charges of sexual activity with a child 9 years
Razwan Razaq 2 charges of sexual activity with a child 11 years
Umar Razaq sexual activity with a child 4.5 years
Adil Hussain sexual activity with a child 4 years
Mohsin Khan sexual activity with a child 4 years

The committee heard evidence that 3 members of a family connected with the abuse of 61 girls were not convicted, and an unconvicted 22-year-old man was found in a car with a 12-year-old girl with indecent images of her on his phone.. David Compton said that "ethnic origin" was not a factor in deciding whether to charge suspects.. The committee said that they were very concerned, as was the public...

Abuses described by the report included abduction, rape and sex trafficking of children.. The inquiry team found examples of "children who had been 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".. The report further stated that "one child who was being prepared to give evidence received a text saying the perpetrator had her younger sister and the choice of what happened next was up to her. She withdrew her statements.. At least two other families were terrorised by groups of perpetrators, sitting in cars outside the family home, smashing windows, making abusive and threatening phone calls.. On some occasions child victims went back to perpetrators in the belief that this was the only way their parents and other children in the family would be safe. In the most extreme cases, no one in the family believed that the authorities could protect them."The report highlighted the role of taxi drivers in the town in facilitating the abuse..Far-right groups including Britain First and the English Defence League staged protests in Rotherham over the abuse, and a counter-demonstration against the latter was held by Unite Against Fascism...
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