Children exploited by Pakistanis in UK town

London - A new report has concluded that around 1 400 children were sexually exploited in one northern England town - a damning account of the collective failure by authorities to prevent children as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked.

Report author Alexis Jay, a former chief social work adviser to the Scottish government, cited examples on Tuesday 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".

She says the problem was not prioritised by South Yorkshire Police but managers in child protection services also failed to act. The report covers the period between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, a town of around 250 000.

The majority of the perpetrators were of Pakistani heritage.

- AP
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Gary Jonathan 2014-08-26 06:46:59 PM
News 24 is lying.Its white British girls being exploited and raped by Pakistanis
dfgdg.ytrdfgbfdg 2014-08-26 11:25:21 PM
The head line is wrong.. It should read.. White children exploited sexually by Pakistani Muslim men
Blade Runner 2014-08-27 01:25:21 AM
Seems the UK has a dark much child abuse.
Joy Thorpe 2014-08-27 08:16:54 AM
UK - send all Pakistanis packing and deport them back to where they came from !