Police called underage victims ‘prostitutes’ and ignored Asian sex gangs to prevent a white race riot
In today’s peadophile news, the Times says a new inquiry into sexual abuse in Rotherham has revealed “hundreds” of suspects.
The national crime agency (NCA) says it’s investigating 300 suspects in Rotherham.
Yeah, that’s all. The Guardian says “councillors are among possible suspects”.
The Times continues:
Most of the alleged offenders acted in groups and were “of Asian appearance”, it said, while most identified victims were “white British” girls. The NCA’s suspects include one present and one former member of Rotherham council.
By ‘Asian apeparance’ the report means not Chinese nor Thai. It means Pakistani.
Preliminary findings of its inquiry were released on the day David Cameron announced that Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, is to chair a new child protection task force “to drive fundamental reforms to improve the protection of vulnerable children”.
All those in power need do is listen to children who say they’ve been abused. Cameron’s “fundamental reforms” sound a lot like the meaningless “lessons need to be learnt”.
The prime minister told the Commons: “What we saw happen in Rotherham, Rochdale and in my own city of Oxford was absolutely horrific. Steps are being taken by the police and social services to deal with it much better but I am not satisfied with the progress.”
What we saw. It’s all the past. But it isn’t. It’s now. The police were very much part of the problem. They were told but did not listen.
South Yorkshire police asked the NCA to investigate 16 years of sexual exploitation in Rotherham after an independent inquiry led by Professor Alexis Jay said 1,400 local children were groomed for abuse from 1997 to 2013. Her report noted that most identified offenders were of Pakistani origin and was scathing in its criticism of widespread failings by Rotherham council and the South Yorkshire force. The agency’s inquiry, Operation Stovewood, began last December. NCA officers have spent the past six months studying council and police files.
Steve Baldwin, the head of the inquiry, says:
“The abuse that’s taken place in Rotherham is horrendous. We have gathered a huge amount of material which details some very disturbing events.”
Operation Stovewood is a separate investigation from two South Yorkshire police inquiries. These have led to 22 arrests and charges against four people. A third South Yorkshire sex-grooming inquiry was taken over by the NCA.
Trevor Pearce, in command of Operation Stovewood, said no one from Rotherham “who has abused or assisted in the abuse of children should rest easy”. He added: “A large number of young girls have had their lives stolen.”
We want the abusers to be dealt with through the justice system. But what of their enablers, the people in positions of trust who ignored the children and allowed the crimes to continue and grow for so long? Will they face trial?
And that brings us to another story in the Times:
A police force suppressed a report on how gangs were sexually grooming girls over fears that the findings would trigger racial tensions before the 2010 general election.
West Midlands police had been warned that 139 girls, some as young as 13, were at serious risk of exploitation from groups of men mostly of Pakistani origin. Documents obtained by the Birmingham Mail under the Freedom of Information Act disclosed that the men targeted schools and children’s homes and that white girls were forced to recruit other vulnerable children. Despite the warnings, police did not alert the public or appeal for information.
Got that? The white girls get abused and the police message is that if arrests are made the white adults will race riot. The whites adults are being accused of a thought crime.
And is this news because in November 2014, the Birmingham Mail reported:
Birmingham City Council ‘buried’ a report linking Asian private hire drivers to child sexual exploitation victims 23 YEARS ago, the Mail can reveal. Researcher Dr Jill Jesson was asked by the authority to look at the issue of child prostitution involving girls in care back in 1990.
The following year, after six months research, she produced a critical two-part report which showed child protection failings by social workers and other agencies. Her report also highlighted claims that some Asian private hire drivers were linked to the sexual exploitation of young white girls in care, including some who had been cautioned for prostitution offences.
Yet when Dr Jesson presented her draft findings to a steering group, she was ordered to remove all reference linking ethnicity and the private hire trade. Incredibly, her full amended final report was never published. A meeting planned to discuss it was cancelled – and all copies were to be destroyed.
Said Dr Jesson:
“I was employed to do the work because I think they thought I would be objective,” she said. “I was told to reveal what I saw. I did – and some people didn’t like it. There was a link between the sexual abuse of the girls and private hire drivers in the city. I thought at the time I did the work that there was an issue with race. Most of the girls were white. I was asked to take this link out, to erase it…
“Every time a news item has come on about sexual grooming of young girls and girls in care, and the link, too, between private hire drivers, I have thought ‘I told them about that in 1991 but they didn’t want to acknowledge it’. I think the problem has got worse and worse over time.”
And this is telling:
“It wasn’t called grooming then, it was called prostitution,” Dr Jesson said. “The girls were all aged between 13 and 17 and were all under the care of Birmingham City Council social services.
“The city council commissioned me to carry out the piece of research because they knew there was a problem. I was employed to ascertain the scale of the problem. They wanted to quantify it so social services could manage it.”
THE Birmingham Mail revealed in October how an official West Midlands Police report – completed in August 2012 – had shown that 75 per cent of known on-street groomers in the region were Asian, while 82 per cent of girl victims aged 14 to 16 were white.
Returning to the Times, we learn:
In one heavily redacted passage, the document, Problem Profile, Operation Protection from March 2010, reads: “A group of Asian males were approaching pupils at the school gate and grooming them. Operations in other forces have identified an MO where offenders use a young girl in a children’s home to target and groom other residents on their behalf. This has also been evidenced within the force in [redacted] and [redacted]. The girls’ motivation to recruit new victims is often that the provision of new girls provides her a way to escape the cycle of abuse.”
That process sounds like it takes time. Yet again that is the issue: the abuse was allowed to continue because it was ignored.
The confidential report said that 78 per cent of the under-age girls were white and that more than half were aged 13 to 15. Half of the girls, from Birmingham, Dudley and Walsall, lived with their parents, while 41 per cent were in care. Seventy-nine per cent of the suspects identified were of south Asian origin, 12 per cent were Caucasian and 5 per cent were from an African-Caribbean background.
The report stated:
“The predominant offender profile of Pakistani Muslim males… combined with the predominant victim profile of white females has the potential to cause significant community tensions. There is a potential for a backlash against the vast majority of law-abiding citizens from Asian/Pakistani communities from other members of the community believing their children have been exploited. These factors, combined with an EDL [English Defence League] protest in Dudley in April and a general election in May could notably increase community tension.”
It is all utterly appalling. But that was then. And now things are better. Listen as Carl Foulkes, assistant chief constable of West Midlands police, adops the langauge of an X-Factor contestant to explain how things have changed:
“These reports, spanning six years, give a real insight into the journey we have undertaken along with our partners into investigating and tackling child sexual exploitation. There is no doubt that there has been a significant cultural change within the force in respect of this issue and it is now very clear that the responsibility of tackling CSE (child sexual exploitation) lies with every police officer, staff member, PCSO and special constable.”
Incredible. The police now realise their job is to uphold the law of the land. Who knew?