ROTHERHAM SCANDAL: Scared abuse victims not reporting crimes over fear of losing children
GIRLS who have been subjected to horrific sexual abuse by grooming gangs in Rotherham are refusing to come forward and report the crimes over fears social services will take away their children.
As part of a Rotherham investigation series being revealed this week, Express.co.uk has learnt how victims of industrial scale child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the Yorkshire town have been left too scared to go to the police because council workers are more interested in taking their children off them than offering support, it has been claimed.Campaigners and victims have told this website that social workers are threatening to take children away from grown women even if they come forward to report sexual abuse that they suffered as a child.
In some cases the children are the result of the sexual abuse they suffered, but in many they are the result of loving relationships they have established long after their initial ordeal.
Council workers have been accused of using the excuse that victims have been mentally scarred to prise children from their families and put them in care.
ROTHERHAM SCANDAL: Fury as child abuse evidence VANISHES from police station
VITAL pieces of evidence which could have outed new suspects in the Rotherham grooming scandal have gone “missing” from the town’s police station with alarming regularity.
Senior officers were under pressure to explain how key documents, which are supposed to be kept under lock and key, vanished from Rotherham’s central station amid accusations they are still failing to tackle the issue of Asian grooming gangs.
As part of an Express.co.uk investigation into the Rotherham abuse scandal, victims have told this website of their shock and disgust that evidence they provided to the police in the form of witness statements and DNA later disappeared without explanation.
One even raised suspicions police tipped off her abuser that she had contacted them, saying he began texting her death threats within hours of her attending the station alone to give an interview to officers.
GROOMING of young girls by gangs of predominantly Kashmiri men is still occurring on an “industrial scale” in Rotherham because authorities are failing to tackle an organised child sex crime racket, an investigation by express.co.uk has uncovered. Express.co.uk has pieced … Continue reading