LONDON (Reuters) – More than a thousand children in Telford, England were sexually exploited since 1989 due to the police and native authorities’s failure to analyze the offenders, an unbiased inquiry concluded on Tuesday.
The inquiry was launched after a 2018 Sunday Mirror investigation discovered sexual exploitation reviews relationship again to the Nineteen Eighties. The inquiry has since confirmed these reviews and located that the abuse was allowed to proceed as a result of the children were blamed, not the perpetrators.
Teachers and youth staff were discouraged from reporting little one sexual abuse and police were nervous that investigating among the Asian males who carried out the abuse would inflame racial tensions, the report discovered.
“Countless children were sexually assaulted and raped. They were intentionally humiliated and degraded. They were shared and trafficked,” stated Tom Crowther, the inquiry chairman.
“Victims and survivors repeatedly advised the inquiry how, after they were children, grownup males labored to realize their belief earlier than ruthlessly betraying that belief, treating them as sexual objects or commodities.”
The native police apologised for its failings and the native authorities apologised to the survivors.
This is the most recent in a sequence of horrific instances of sexual abuse in Britain. In 2014, one other unbiased report discovered as many as 1,400 children in one other English town were sexually abused whereas the late tv presenter Jimmy Savile was discovered to have abused 500 children, each instances occurring over many years.
(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Josie Kao)