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UK News UK police blunder allowed abusers to prey on young girls for 15 years

00:15  16 january  2020
00:15  16 january  2020 Source:   iol.co.za

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A damning report yesterday criticised police and social services for blunders that left children to be abused Some of the social work 15 years ago fell far below the high standards we now expect. Mr Burnham said Victoria’s death “exposed a network of paedophiles brazenly abusing young people in

Comments come as report finds police failings allowed many abusers to escape justice. Senior police officers should be prosecuted for mishandling a Greater Manchester sexual abuse scandal that resulted in most offenders getting Oliver resigned from the force after 15 years in October 2012.

Stop Child Violence and Trafficking. Stop Violence Against Children, child bondage in angle image blur , Human Rights Day concept. Stop Child Violence and Trafficking. Stop Violence Against Children, child bondage in angle image blur , Human Rights Day concept. London - A botched police investigation into child sexual grooming left abusers free to rape and prey on vulnerable girls for 15 years, a report revealed on Tuesday.

Almost 100 suspects were investigated after 15-year-old abuse victim Victoria Agoglia was given a fatal heroin overdose by a 50-year-old man.

But despite 57 potential victims as young as 12 being identified, only seven suspects were prosecuted or given warnings. Just two abusers were jailed and the probe by Greater Manchester Police was wound up in mysterious circumstances.

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switch to the UK edition. Some of the police officers involved in the 2004 case are still serving and the police watchdog has been called The revelations came as an independent report found that the police investigation into child sexual exploitation failed vulnerable girls in care after being shut down

The young white girls abandoned by police to a life of rape and drugs The Conservative UK : Police Told to Look for ‘Other Ethnicities’ as ‘Asian’ Grooming Gang Preyed on Girls Breitbart18:36. For 15 years senior police dragged their feet over investigating a vast Manchester paedophile…

On Tuesday a report commissioned by city mayor Andy Burnham revealed what he called an ‘appalling’ betrayal of dozens of children in council care.

He set the report up in 2017 following BBC documentary Betrayed Girls, which highlighted fears by ex-detective-turned-whistleblower Maggie Oliver that offenders escaped scot-free. It found some of the mainly Asian men accused of abusing white children in care "in plain sight" went on to rape and sexually exploit girls. The report exposed how victims were dismissed as ‘promiscuous’, with abusers classed as ‘pimps’.

It also revealed fears had been raised over the impact of the Operation Augusta probe on race relations at the time.

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The report said "concerns were expressed about the risk of proactive tactics or the incitement of racial hatred". One detective revealed that officers were told to "try and get other ethnicities". Yesterday whistleblower Mrs Oliver said police and social services chiefs ‘knew the truth and chose to bury the truth’ – which they deny.

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AAP reported two men who used Tinder to groom young girls were jailed after they were exposed by the Tinder Experiment. Detective Senior Constable Tas Gagatsakis told AAP: “The Tinder Experiment did what police were already doing — just on a different platform.

“At least 57 young girls are thought to have been exploited by a paedophile network based in south – Social workers knew that one 15 - year -old girl , Victoria Agoglia, was being forcibly injected with – Abusers were allowed to freely pick up and have sex with Victoria and other children from city care

And she demanded officers who shut down the probe be prosecuted for misconduct. The chief constable at the time, Mike Todd, was found dead near the summit of Snowdon in 2008 after being exposed for cheating on his wife.

Mr Burnham said the report had finally "shone a light on this dark chapter". "Every one of those abusers should have been brought to justice but, appallingly, most escaped and some were left to reoffend," he said.

He is to ask the Attorney-General to quash Victoria’s inquest – which concluded she had not been failed by social workers – and order a new one.

Almudena Lara, of the NSPCC, said the report outlined ‘shocking failures’ to protect the vulnerable. In 2003, the Mail revealed how authorities in northern towns refused to acknowledge the scale of the abuse, with suspicions they were motivated by political correctness.

Last night a victim of the subsequent Rochdale grooming scandal said girls may have been protected had Operation Augusta not been shelved in 2005. It had been launched in February 2004, identifying as many as 97 potential perpetrators who were mainly Asian men working in restaurants.

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Police have been ordered to explain how an online sexual predator was allowed to carry on preying on vulnerable victims for a year after he was arrested. Matthew Thomas, 21, was first brought to the attention of police in December 2017 after preying on young girls online. But despite being arrested

She continued to prey on young girls and sexually assault them, despite being under police Watts was jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to assault by penetration, three counts of sexual assault, and two counts of meeting a child following sexual grooming in incidents involving four separate victims.

Police were unable to trace notes of the decision to pull funding for the inquiry. Five of the officers involved declined to be interviewed or could not be contacted.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has been asked to investigate. Current Greater Manchester chief constable Ian Hopkins yesterday apologised to victims who had been failed.

The force reopened its investigation into Victoria’s death last year and pledged to pursue alleged abusers identified by Operation Augusta.

City council chief Joanne Roney said she was ‘deeply sorry not enough was done to protect our children at the time’.

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