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Telford child sex abuse ring
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The Telford child sex abuse ring consisted of a group of British-Asian men grooming local children for sex between 2007 and 2009 in Telford in the English county of Shropshire. Up to 100 girls are believed to have been affected and around 200 perpetrators were suspected. According to the Home Office, as of 2015, Telford had the highest rate of sex crimes against children of any city in the United Kingdom. Telford has a population of just under 170,000 people.
In a series of trials stretching over two years and concluding in May 2013, seven men, were convicted of sexual offences against four girls aged 13 to 16. The offences included rape, controlling child prostitution, causing child prostitution, and trafficking for the purpose of prostitution.
In 2018, highly disputed investigations by Daily Mirror have alleged that the extent of the Telford grooming gang was far more vast than had previously been believed, with claims of up to 1,000 girls, most of them white, having been victims of trafficking, drugging, beating, rape and even murder by members of the group and other groups, who are suspected to number in the hundreds, making it the largest of any grooming scandal to date. Similar with other grooming gang cases it was alleged the authorityies failed to keep details of abusers from Asian communities for fear of being seen as racist, with police having known about gang activities since the early 1990s. Many of the social workers and the victims involved in the investigation testified that the police and local council were unwilling, unhelpful and sometimes intentionally obstructive of their efforts to report and arrest the perpetrators, in which “Council Staff viewed abused and trafficked children as ‘prostitutes’ instead of victims”, “police failed to investigate one recent case five times until an MP intervened”, a victim dropped out of pursuing an investigation against her abusers because she “didn’t feel she was being emotionally supported” by police, and a victim claimed that “officers discouraged her from pursuing her request for evidence after she told them she was speaking to the Mirror“.
The MP for Telford, Lucy Allan, has demanded an independent inquiry, stating, “There must now be an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford so that our community can have absolute confidence in the authorities.”
The police chief for West Mercia police “significantly disputed” the figures claimed by the Daily Mirror. The Supt who is in overall charge of policing in Telford, said police and authorities in the town were working with “approximately 46 young people” who were victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) or considered “at risk”. A stark contrast to the 1,000 number claimed by the tabloid. “Read the headlines, read the reports. What are they actually discussing? They’re discussing cases from 20 or 30 years ago, offending back in the 1990s.”
The claim of “mostly white girls being targeted due to their background” has also been significantly disputed. Ansar Ali, a spokesman for Together Against Grooming, said he had seen evidence about the background of those affected. He said: “A study on this issue was done by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner which dated back to 2013 and, according to that research, a third of victims were felt to be from a non-white background or black minority ethnic background.” A Telford social worker also reiterated this view “It isn’t only girls that are exploited, boys can be exploited in exactly the same way through grooming. “We work with an age range of 13 to 19-year-olds, we have females and we have males we support. “We have young people from all different backgrounds, it is not just targeting young girls through working class.”
The police chief also disputed claims that offenders were predominantly groups of Asian men, adding: “What I would say is sexual offending across Telford and Wrekin is virtually identically proportionate to the breakdown of society, so it is not one particular section over others and we will tackle it wherever it is.”