Up To 1000 Girls Abused in Child Sex Scandal
LONDON – Pedophiles in Telford, England abused up to 1,000 girls, some as young as 11, over a four-decade period, the Sunday Mirror newspaper reported.
In what may be one of the worst British pedophile rings in recent history, girls were lured from their families to be drugged, beaten and raped, the newspaper said.
Two whistleblowers were punished trying to expose the scandal, the Mirror reported today. Despite several victims’ attempts to report the horrific abuse, authorities did nothing for years to stop it.
Victims claimed that similar abuse, which has been linked to three murders and two other deaths, continued in the area for decades. One female, aged 14 at the time, alleges that she had the baby of her abuser. She said that she told social workers and her school of her abuse at the time but does not believe action was taken.
In 2014 in Rotherham, England, approximately two hours from Telford, revelations that as many as 1,400 children were sexually abused by gangs of predominantly Asian men shocked Britain. Eight men were found guilty in 2016 of waging what prosecutors called an “utterly abhorrent” campaign of sexual violence and intimidation against girls in the Rotherham area.
Martin Evans, Assistant Chief Constable for West Mercia Police told the Sunday Mirror: “Tackling such horrific offences is the number one priority for police in Telford.
“We have not only increased officer numbers to tackle this type of offending, but use all of our available resources and technology available to prosecute anyone who sexually offends against children whether that offending took place today, yesterday or decades ago.”