Operation Sanctuary: Police blamed girls for being abused by Newcastle sex gangs

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Operation Sanctuary: Police blamed girls for being abused by Newcastle sex gangs Hundreds of girls and young women victims of sex grooming gangs were blamed for their own abuse by the authorities who failed to tackle the problem, a report … Continue reading

Police appeared to punish victims of Newcastle grooming gangs, review finds

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Operation Sanctuary review finds adult abuse ‘extensive’ Vulnerable women are most likely being “extensively” abused across the UK and ministers need to urgently review sex exploitation laws, a report says. David Spicer led a review in the wake of Operation … Continue reading

White woman jailed for luring vulnerable young girls into the clutches of an Asian sex gang has been attacked in prison after fellow inmates ‘found out what she did’

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White woman jailed for luring vulnerable young girls into the clutches of an Asian sex gang has been attacked in prison after fellow inmates ‘found out what she did’ Carolann Gallon was part of a paedophile group who abused hundreds … Continue reading

Operation Sanctuary: Woman jailed for trafficking girls

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A woman who trafficked underage girls to a drugs and grooming ring that forced young women to have sex has been jailed for six years and three months. Carolann Gallon was one of 18 people convicted as part of Operation … Continue reading

Operation Sanctuary: Newcastle sex groomers handed jail terms

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Two men who plied young women with drink and drugs and forced them to have sex have been jailed. They were convicted as part of the Operation Sanctuary investigation into a grooming gang that sexually abused vulnerable girls in Newcastle. … Continue reading

Newcastle grooming gang – more from The Times

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Ex-police chief Sue Sim ‘appalled’ at use of rapist in Newcastle grooming case The former chief constable who set up a sex-grooming investigation in which a child rapist was paid to be a police informant said yesterday that she was … Continue reading

Rotherham sex abuse survivor criticises payment to paedophile informant

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A woman abused by a sex gang leader in Rotherham has criticised a decision to pay a child rapist £10,000 to infiltrate a paedophile ring. Sammy Woodward, now in her 30s but who was 14 when she was abused, spoke … Continue reading

Police paid child rapist to infiltrate sex-grooming gang

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Police secretly paid £10,000 to a child rapist who attended parties where men drugged and sexually abused young girls. Officers were aware of his conviction when they recruited him in 2014 to spy on a gang of men, mainly of … Continue reading

Andrew Norfolk: Police force paid child rapist to infiltrate sex abuse network in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Police secretly paid £10,000 to a child rapist who attended sex parties where men drugged and sexually abused young girls. Officers knew of the Asian man’s conviction for raping a child when they recruited him in 2014 to spy on … Continue reading

Operation Sanctuary: Newcastle child sex network convicted

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Eighteen people have been convicted of abusing girls who were plied with alcohol and drugs before being forced to have sex in Newcastle. The vulnerable victims, some as young as 14, were exploited by a “cynical organisation” and passed between … Continue reading