From the Star:
Call for more urgency over child sex abuse prosecutions in Rotherham
Perpetrators of child sexual exploitation must be brought to justice with more urgency, UKIP’s prospective parliamentary candidates for Rotherham say.
The call followed the prosecution of Iranian Asylum Seeker Vejahuin Ghorbani, aged 37, who was jailed for three years for abducting and trafficking three young girls in Rotherham last September.
Police working on 171 possible child abuse cases in South Yorkshire
Detectives are looking into 171 possible cases of child sexual exploitation in South Yorkshire, new figures reveal.
Of the 171 ‘active’ cases, 44 centre around Rotherham, where an independent report found 1,400 children had been abused by largely Pakistani men over 16 years while those in authority turned a blind eye.
From the Advertiser:
UPDATE: Taxi driver arrested for alleged sex attack on teenage passenger
POLICE have yet to charge a taxi driver arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old female passenger.
South Yorkshire Police confirmed this morning (12) that the 21-year-old remained on bail following the alleged incident on February 1.
The alleged offence happened in a taxi being operated by Venture Taxis, of Wath
Politicians’ call for more child grooming prosecutions
LABOUR and UKIP politicians have welcomed the jailing of a child abductor – but called for more prosecutions.
They were speaking after child abductor Vejuhadin Ghorbani was jailed for three years after luring three girls aged 11 and 13 to his home.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion said: “I am pleased that we are finally seeing an offender being brought to justice for his crimes, however we need to see more of this
Mayor’s Dinner cancelled after child grooming scandal
ROTHERHAM’S annual Civic Dinner had been scrapped in the wake of successive reports damning Rotherham Borough Council.