"conservative estimate is that approximately 1400 children were sexually exploited over the full Inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013. (16 years)
In just over a third of cases (450 kids in 16 years), children affected by sexual exploitation were previously known to services because of child protection and neglect. It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered. They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten, and intimidated. There were 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. Girls as young as 11 were raped by large numbers of male perpetrators.
This abuse is not confined to the past but continues to this day. In May 2014, the caseload of the specialist child sexual exploitation team was 51. More CSE cases were held by other children's social care teams. There were 16 looked after children who were identified by children’s social care as being at serious risk of sexual exploitation or having been sexually exploited. In 2013, the Police received 157 reports concerning child sexual exploitation in the Borough.
Over the first twelve years covered by this Inquiry, the collective failures of political and officer leadership were blatant. From the beginning, there was growing evidence that child sexual exploitation was a serious problem in Rotherham. This came from those working in residential care and from youth workers who knew the young people well.
Within social care, the scale and seriousness of the problem was underplayed by senior managers. At an operational level, the Police gave no priority to CSE, regarding many child victims with contempt and failing to act on their abuse as a crime. Further stark evidence came in 2002, 2003 and 2006 with three reports known to the Police and the Council, which could not have been clearer in their description of the situation in Rotherham. The first of these reports was effectively suppressed because some senior officers disbelieved the data it contained. This had led to suggestions of cover-up. The other two reports set out the links between child sexual exploitation and drugs, guns and criminality in the Borough. These reports were ignored and no action was taken to deal with the issues that were identified in them. "
the rest of the report you can read here, if you got the stomach for it :(
there is nothing racist about it, a criminal is a criminal whatever his or her color or religion and an honest men is an honest men whatever his or her color or religion
I grew up in Belgium Under Dutroux childabuse case, this is a thousand times Dutroux and could become a real political problem in the Uk
During the Dutroux case and investigation Belgium was effectively in a pre-revolutionary situation in which people came out of their offices and workplaces without organisation (except a forum of parents of slain victims) and which seems to be capable of anything if justice would not have been done. 300.000 people marched in Brussels in a white march and denounced Justice, police and the policital decisionmakers. A prerevolutionary situation is not necessarily one in which there are revolutionarey groups who are attacking the state but is also one in which the masses are in movement and nobody seems to be in control of anything and doesn't know what will happen next. We didn't know what would happen next. If everyday more people just walk out of the schools and their jobs and just say 'I can't take it anymore and something has to change' without political slogans and programs but just a load of anger, than everything is possible
well it was brought under control but not without some serious re-organisations and also life after Dutroux was never the same again for children and their parents. We became all much more concerned and things that were normal before like naked children on the beach were not 'done' anymore. There was also a lot of abuse of this atmosphere and there were all kinds of very strange and conspirational theories but aside from this, we were sure that we would do everything to not let this happen again, ever. So even today organisatons are set up and awareness and responsability has increased enormously since than.
I have the impression that in the UK this will not be the case. It will make some headlines and than just die. No massive investigation, no massive police investigation, no commissions in parliament, no great and small changes and reforms, no people who will have to step down
oh what, it was only white trash and some poor criminal ethnic men who still don't understand our values and laws especially towards girls.