Members of the British Asian community are in “denial” about the issue of men of Pakistani origin grooming white girls for sex, the former Home Secretary Jack Straw has claimed.
He said that the scandal, exposed by the trial of nine Asian men jailed for grooming and sexual abuse of white girls in Rochdale, raised a problem which had to be “faced and addressed” within some communities in northern cities.
He was speaking after a damning report into the handling of abuse allegations in Rochdale by social workers, police and the Crown Prosecution Service which highlighted a catalogue of failing and “missed opportunities”.
The study, by the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children’s Board, found that social workers repeatedly failed to take action in response to complaints from under-age girls who had fallen into the grip of a paedophile ring.
They have arrested a few dozen groomers from a handful of gangs, spoken of them giving young girls cigarettes and vodka, and referred to them as ‘Asians’.
They should have arrested thousands of these perverts from the gangs operating in scores of our towns and cities.
They should be highlighting the link to the heroin epidemic.
And they should be pointing out that theirs is not an ‘Asian’ crime – Sikh and Hindu girls are targets too – it is a MUSLIM one.
Only when these things are done can the problem really be dealt with for good.
A network of private children’s homes was under fire last night over failures to protect youngsters from street grooming gangs.
As MPs accused the firms – which charge councils over £250,000 for each troubled youngster – of letting down vulnerable girls, Ofsted launched an investigation.
It came after a 15-year-old, who was meant to be receiving around the clock ‘solo’ care, went missing 19 times in three months for up to two weeks at a time.
Instead of trying to find her, they would resort to text messages asking: ‘When are you coming back?’
Staff had no idea that she was being groomed by a group of mainly Pakistani-born men until she handed them a note. It later transpired that 25 of the men sexually abused her in a single night.
Now it has emerged that another 15-year-old, who was placed at a solo home in Rochdale run by the same firm six years earlier, died of a heroin overdose after she too was groomed for sex
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