Putting up a video of a dog making a Nazi salute is a crime in Great Britain, while pedophiliacs, child abusers, and child groomers go free. From Jon Hall at fmshooter.com:
A stunning claim reported by the Sunday Mirror revealed that Telford police have dropped more than 20 court cases against suspected child groomers – as the chief of police allegedly believes convicting all of the men would be “too much trouble”, according to a police source.
The Sunday Mirror, performing an 18-month investigation into the scandal, reveals an abhorrent and shocking lack of action from authorities:
- Social workers knew of abuse in the 1990s but police took a decade to launch a probe
- Council staff viewed abused and trafficked children as “prostitutes” instead of victims, according to previously unseen files
- Authorities failed to keep details of abusers from Asian communities for fear of “racism”
- Police failed to investigate one recent case five times until an MP intervened
- One victim said cops tried to stop her finding out why her abusers had not been prosecuted because they feared she would talk to [The Mirror]
The Mirror also believes that as many as 1,000 children could have suffered at the hands of grooming gangs in Telford since the 1980s.
After the recent revelations of cover-up were exposed by The Mirror, the BBC – who had wholly ignored the potential scandal – ran a headline claiming that the number of victims had been “sensationalized“. In 2012, just 7 men were jailed in connection to child grooming in Telford. At the time, an estimated 100 girls were said to have been targeted by the gang between 2007 and 2009. However, spanning this abuse and inaction back to the 1980s – with 40 years of perpetration and inaction – the scope becomes much larger.
Since the recent revelations, 12 more Telford sex abuse victims have come forward.
Notably, one of the victims claims that when she was picked up off the street, she was passed around by so many men that when she became pregnant at age 13 – she didn’t know who the father was. The conservative MP for Telford, Lucy Allan, has called for a comprehensive inquiry into the grooming scandal.