Unreported cases in UK: Most sexual abuse cases involve Pakistani British women

Report revealed that most of the cases tend to go unnoticed as authorities focus on gangs that target white youngsters


Afp September 11, 2013
Report revealed that most of the cases tend to go unnoticed as authorities focus on gangs that target white youngsters. PHOTO: FILE.

LONDON:


Two-thirds of the cases of sexual abuse of British girls from the South Asian origin involved Pakistani families, a report released by the Muslim Women’s Network, UK, said on Tuesday.


The report revealed that most of the cases tend to go unnoticed as authorities focus on gangs that target white youngsters.

Although there has been a series of high-profile British court cases in which men of South Asian heritage were convicted of sexually exploiting vulnerable white girls, authorities are failing to spot cases in which men target girls from their own ethnic group.

Asian girls are reluctant to report sexual abuse to the police because they fear that they will not be believed or that they will bring dishonour to their families, according to the group.

The Muslim Women’s Network said it had uncovered 35 cases in which young Asians had been sexually exploited. Most of the victims said their abusers were men from the same ethnic group.



Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England, said there was a widespread myth that gangs of Asian men were targeting only white girls, motivated by “hatred and contempt for white females”.

In reality, sexual predators target the most accessible victims – often those from the same ethnic background, she added.

The group admitted that it is difficult to estimate the scale of the abuse, and stressed it was also not clear whether or not Asian girls face greater exploitation than their white schoolmates.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2013.

COMMENTS (21)

Nobody | 8 years ago | Reply

@Naseer: I can't believe you're delusional enough to blame democracy for these incidents as if such incidents don't happen everyday in Pakistan or other conservative countries. What a joke. If these cases happened in Pakistan they wouldn't be reported to begin with. And if they were, there would never be a trial. Please crawl out from under that rock you've apparently been living under. Furthermore, the men this article is about were of Asian descent - mostly Muslim. What does that tell you?

BruteForce | 8 years ago | Reply

"Although there has been a series of high-profile British court cases in which men of South Asian heritage were convicted of sexually exploiting vulnerable white girls"

South Asia, hiuh? Let us see..

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/may/08/men-guilty-abusing-girls-rochdale

So, the report says 8 Pakistani decent, 1 Afghan decent.

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