Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Britain: The sexual abuse of about 1,400 children at the hands of Asian men went unreported for 16 years because staff feared that they would be seen as racist, a report has said
Children as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten, and raped by large numbers of men between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the council commissioned review into child protection revealed. And shockingly, more than a third of the cases were already know to agencies. But according to the report's author, several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought racist. Many of the abusers were of Pakistani origin.