Nathaniel Charles, Breitbart, March 26, 2022
Child rape gangs hotspot Rotherham is attempting to brand itself “the world’s first Children’s Capital of Culture”, attempting to distance itself from its reputation as the place where 1,400 girls were systematically groomed and raped while officials failed to act.
During the February school half-term Rotherham Council transformed its town centre into a playground “for the young community” as part of a wider festival.
This push to style Rotherham a “Children’s Capital of Culture” will grate with members of the public familiar with the Jay Report which found that largely men largely of South Asian, Pakistani Muslim heritage systematically raped and groomed at least 1,400 young girls there between 1997 and 2013.
The author of the report, Professor Alexis Jay, said that “no-one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham over the years” and her “conservative estimate is that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited over the full inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013.”
Jay found police “effectively suppressed” reports of the crimes, supposedly because they believed the claims were “exaggerated”.
Billy Howarth, the founder of Parents Against Grooming UK (PAGUK), a pro-children’s rights and anti-abuse group based in Rochdale, another rape gangs hotspot, told Breitbart London that “the same people and politicians who failed so many now get to call their town ‘Capital of Children’s Culture’ — a culture of ignoring child abuse, a capital of ignorance and malfeasant children’s services and policing?”