Newcastle grooming gangs were allowed to abuse 700 girls because police blamed the victims, review finds

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Newcastle grooming gangs were allowed to abuse 700 girls because police blamed the victims, review finds

Post by Didge on Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm

Grooming gangs that preyed on 700 vulnerable girls and women in and around Newcastle developed an "arrogant persistence" because the authorities locked up the victims rather than the offenders, a Serious Case Review has found.

Operation Sanctuary, which was launched in 2014, resulted in 112 offenders being jailed for a total of almost 500 years for abuse carried out against more than 270 victims.

But a shocking report has revealed that the actual number of those targeted was at least 700, as gangs of men from a range of backgrounds plied victims with drugs before raping and forcing them into prostitution.

According to the review, the abusers were mainly "not white but came from a diverse range of backgrounds including Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, Kurdish, Turkish, Albanian and Eastern European".

In some cases the victims of the gangs were placed in secure accommodation because of what was seen as their poor behaviour, while the offenders were seen to be innocent and went unpunished.

Efforts to find out why the perpetrators thought they could abuse vulnerable women and girls have been rebuffed, with only one defendant agreeing to help the inquiry, and he denied guilt, blaming a government cover up.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/23/newcastle-grooming-gangs-acted-arrogant-persistence-serious/

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Re: Newcastle grooming gangs were allowed to abuse 700 girls because police blamed the victims, review finds

Post by Syl on Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:03 pm

This has happened all over the country for decades.
Girls who were groomed ...especially by the many Muslim gangs, were blamed for being out of control, ignored by the police and authorities, and their perpetrators were free to carry on grooming under the noses of so called care workers, teachers, police, and everyone else who turned a blind eye.

The police now admit they made mistakes....wonder when one will have the balls to say they are still making them.

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