Rapporten om de pakistanske sex-grooming-gjengenes seksuelle misbruk av hvite småjenter fra arbeiderklassen, ble lagt frem i dag.
Det er rystende tall lesning: 1.400 barn fra en og samme by er misbrukt over en 16 årsperiode. Rapporten sier dette er et forsiktig anslag.
BBC refererte eksplisitt at det dreier seg om pakistanske menn som systematisk utnyttet forsvarsløse hvite jenter. Det er slutt på at man går som katten rundt grøten. Saken er for alvorlig, unnfallenheten fra lokale myndigheters side for stor.
Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one town over a 16-year period, a damning report has said.
The report on events in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013 found that in more than a third of these cases the youngsters were already known to agencies.
It said there had been «blatant» collective failures by Rotherham council’s leadership.
Leder av kommunestyret, Labour-politikeren Roger Stone, tok konsekvensen av unnfallenheten gjennom mange år, og trakk seg.
Professor Alexis Jay har skrevet rapporten. Det er volden, brutaliteten og hensynsløsheten mennene opererte med som har gjort inntrykk på britene.
Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the report, said she found examples 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 if they told anyone».
Prof Jay said: «They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten and intimidated.»
She said she found that girls as young as 11 had been raped by large numbers of men.
Men for at en slik trafikk kunne pågå i så mange år, måtte noen snu ryggen til. Det var ikke førstelinjefolkene. Ansatte i barnevern og sosialarbeidere forsøkte flere ganger å slå alarm, men de ble stanset på ledernivå, både innen kommuneadministrasjonen, politiet og barnevernet. Man ville ikke gå videre med saken. En grunn synes å ha vært hensyn til den pakistanske befolkningen, og frykt for å bli anklaget for rasisme.
The spotlight first fell on Rotherham in 2010 when five men, described by a judge as «sexual predators», were given lengthy jail terms after they were found guilty of grooming teenage girls for sex.
The prosecution was the first of a series of high-profile cases in the last four years that have revealed the exploitation of young girls in towns and cities including Rochdale, Derby and Oxford.
Following the 2010 case, The Times claimed that details from 200 restricted-access documents showed how police and child protection agencies in the South Yorkshire town had extensive knowledge of these activities for a decade, yet a string of offences went unprosecuted.
The allegations led to a range of official investigations, including one by the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Last year, South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright said there had been «a failure of management» at South Yorkshire Police as he responded to a report into his force on this issue by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).
The report concluded: «No one knows the true scale of the child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham over the years.
«Our conservative estimate is that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited over the full inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013.»
Ingen ansatte vil måtte gå p.g.a rapporten.