Grooming ‘Epidemic’: Almost 19,000 Children Identified as Rape, Sexual Assault and Exploitation Victims in England

The Department of Education revealed that more than 18,700 suspected victims of child sexual exploitation were identified by local authorities in England in 2018-19, a major increase from 3,300 reported in 2013. The Home Secretary noted that most abusers in high-profile grooming cases were of Pakistani heritage. They targeted vulnerable girls, particularly those in care (foster homes), on welfare or with learning difficulties. Every seven minutes in the UK an alleged crime is committed against a child, including rape and sexual assault, amounting to a total of 76,204 crimes against children reported in the UK during 2018 -2019.

A charity has called for a “radical rethink” of efforts to prevent sexual grooming after The Independent revealed that almost 19,000 victims have been identified in a year.

The NSPCC said victims may be left struggling for the rest of their lives with the trauma of their abuse.

“We are facing a nationwide crisis in the help available for thousands of children who have often suffered the most appalling abuse,” a spokesperson said.

“The insidious tactics used by groomers means these young people often don’t recognise what’s happening to them is abuse.

“We need to see more effort to improve our understanding of the motives and tactics of groomers to prevent abuse from happening in the first place.

“And we need a radical rethink in the way we help these young people targeted by groomers.”

The NSPCC is calling for more “joined-up support” from police forces, local NHS services and children’s services to identify victims and prevent abuse.

Several grooming cases brought to court have revealed abusers targeting vulnerable girls, particularly those in care or supported accommodation, or with learning difficulties.

Figures published by the Department for Education showed that more than 18,700 suspected victims of child sexual exploitation were identified by local authorities in England in 2018-19.

Campaigners said the true figure was far higher and accused the government of failing to tackle child sexual exploitation, despite promises made after high-profile cases in Rotherham and Rochdale.

Separate analysis by the NSPCC found that recorded sexual offences against children had reached an all-time high in 2018-19.

There were 76,204 alleged crimes, including rape and sexual assault against children in the UK – an average of one every seven minutes.

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, said the figures show that grooming “remains one of the largest forms of child abuse in the country”.

“The government has singularly failed to tackle this issue head on. Its approach has been piecemeal and underfunded,” she told The Independent.

Sammy Woodhouse, a Rotherham victim who helped expose the scandal, said she is still receiving reports of current abuse in parts of the country.

“You hear this bulls**t line, ‘lessons have been learned’, but they haven’t learned anything,” she added.

“I’ve said for years that this country’s in epidemic when it comes to abuse and exploitation. Authorities claim it’s under control but it’s not.”

Sajid Javid promised a review into the characteristics of grooming gangs in 2018, saying high-profile cases included a “high proportion of men of Pakistani heritage” and that “cultural reasons” could be at play.

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Belgian Court Could Release Marc Dutroux, the ‘Monster of Belgium,’ Who Was Convicted of Raping 11 Underage Girls and Killing 4 of Them. He Claims to Be Part of an Elite Pedophilia Network.

Belgium’s sentencing court ordered a new psychiatric report on Marc Dutroux, a convicted child rapist and killer, in order to determine whether he should be released early from prison, which could become a reality in 2021. Experts will determine whether Dutroux is likely to re-offend, and will examine the impact of his detention in solitary confinement over the past 23 years. He was convicted of raping five girls in 1989 and spent three years in prison. He was later convicted of abducting and raping six more girls in 1995-1996. Four of the kidnapped girls died horrific deaths while in his custody. In 1996, as many as 400,000 outraged citizens filled the street to protest against the mishandling of the case by law enforcement and the judiciary, revealing widespread distrust in the country’s institutions that threatened the establishment. Dutroux contends that he is part of a criminal network that includes high-level pedophiles.

Summary by JW WIlliams

Marc Dutroux has been imprisoned since 1996 for kidnapping, child rape and murder. 

Outrage over incompetence by law enforcement led to as many as 400,000 people marching in the streets against government corruption in 1996.  Workers across the country went on strike.  Many believe that police incompetence and cover-ups were used to protect high-level pedophiles.  Records show that at least 20 witnesses and others connected to the crimes have died under very suspicious circumstances.

In 1989, Dutroux and his wife, Michelle Martin, were convicted of raping five girls.  Dutroux was sentenced to 13 years in prison, but was released after serving only 3 years.  

In June of 1995, two 8-year old girls, Julie Lejeune and Melissa Russo, were kidnapped and held in the dungeon that Dutroux had constructed.  Dutroux raped both girls repeatedly and made pornographic videos of the abuse. 

In August of 1995, two months after the 8-year old girls were abducted, two young women, An Marchal, 17, and Eefje Lambrecks, 19, were abducted while leaving a night club during their holiday.  Marchal’s father said police initially refused to search for the young ladies.

Dutroux admitted to killing his associate, Bernard Weinstein, who was drugged, tortured and buried alive in 1995.

In December of 1995, Dutroux was arrested over a stolen truck, and, while he served a 4-month prison sentence, his 8-year old captives died miserable deaths due to thirst and starvation.  His wife reportedly said that she was too scared to go to the cellar and take care of the young girls.  The older teens, An Marchal and Eefje Lambrecks, were later discovered to have been drugged and buried alive.

In 1996, Sabine Dardenne, 12, was abducted while riding her bike to school. She was chained to a bed by a collar around her neck and repeatedly raped. Months later, Laetitia Delhez, 14, was abducted snatched off the street while walking home from swimming.  Both girls were rescued.

Dutroux confessed to holding and raping all six girls.

Dutroux was diagnosed as a psychopath. He is the father of five children, three of them with his second wife and accomplice, Michelle Martin.  He was an unemployed electrician who received welfare benefits, yet he owned seven houses.  He built several dungeons in the cellars of the homes where he kept the abducted girls.

According to reports, police could have arrested Marc Dutroux long before they did, as he was named as a suspect in the young missing girls’ files, but police failed to act, and four girls died. The police are also accused of bungling an investigation in 1995, when they put him under surveillance, but the police camera was turned off at night, between 6 pm and 8 am, and Dutroux kidnapped the older pair of girls at night.  In addition, during a police search of one of Dutroux’s properties, a locksmith reported that he heard children’s voices, but he was ignored by the police officer.

Law enforcement asserts that Dutroux acted alone.


From EuroNews:

On Sunday, 20 October, 400 Belgians met in the streets of Brussels on what they called the Black March – to protest against the potential early release from prison of paedophile and child killer Marc Dutroux.

Today, Monday, 28 October, Belgium’s sentencing court ordered a new psychiatric report on Dutroux that could see this become a reality in 2021.

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This video reveals the witnesses and others connected with the case who died under very suspicious circumstances:

UK: Retired Scotland Yard Detective Explains that Children’s Care Homes Are Used for Pedophilia and Organized Child Sex Rings

UK: Jon Wedger, a retired police detective who served with Scotland yard for 27 years and specialized in pedophile rings, reveals how police protect politicians, celebrities, and other powerful people who commit pedophilia. [Child sex abuse is a political strategy that creates a means to control politicians and judges through blackmail. It has become a standard method of operation at the highest levels in almost all governments of the world, which is why it is so difficult to get governments to clean it up.] GEG

Summary by JW WIlliams

Police veteran Jon Wedger explains in this in-depth interview the conspiracy of cover-ups that come from the top when the names of prominent people are discovered. He says that care homes, residential homes for children who have been separated from their families, were the source of sexual abuse and rape, and led to prostitution, drug abuse and other crimes. He was removed from a number of positions after uncovering child sex abuse, because police in top positions are complicit or covering up for politicians, celebrities and other powerful people.

He was warned by the chief superintendent that child prostitution ran so deep with people who were connected that, if he continued to pursue the issue, he would lose his job, his house, and his children. After Wedger blew the whistle on police cover-ups, he was bullied and threatened.

Wedger investigated the child-protection industry and discovered the lucrative business of privately run care homes that can pay owners over $2,500 per child per week. He says the abuse and prostitution in the care homes is an organized-crime operation involving high-ranking police and politicians. Wedger says the kids are being picked up from the care homes, abused, and then returned after the weekend. 80% of trafficking is within the family or those who have been given parental authority over the children. Sexual assault on children happens in all racial groups. All religious institutions have a problem with pedophilia but are protected by law enforcement. There is only a 2% prosecution rate on child prostitution.

Currently, Wedger works with victims of abuse, campaigns for police whistleblowers and helps victims put cases back together after police cover them up. Victims have identified Edward (Ted) Heath, Britain’s Prime Minister from 1970 to 1974, as a sexual abuser of young boys from care homes, showing that abusers can reach the loftiest positions, in spite of (or perhaps because of) their crimes.

This is a long interview but , if you want to know what it’s like in the real world of vice and human trafficking high in government, you cannot find a better source than this.

Arizona Senator David Farnsworth Says Fellow Republican Lawmaker, Kate Brophy McGee, Threatened Him for Investigating Child Sex Trafficking

Arizona Senator David Farnsworth accused his colleague, Republican Senator Kate Brophy McGee, of threatening his life after he refused to stop investigating possible links between missing children in the state’s child-welfare and foster-care systems and child sex trafficking. Farnsworth says that Arizona state agencies “lost” 550 children last year. About half of those are categorized as runaways and the other half are attributed to errors in record keeping. He says he fears the children may have been abducted and sold to a global sex-trafficking ring. He explained that he doesn’t think officials were actually selling children, but that they are lax at protecting children from predators who would not hesitate to do so.  Farnsworth says that two state senators from other states, who were killed within days of each other earlier this year, were “executed” because they were investigating links between their own states’ child protective agencies and global sex-trafficking rings. -GEG

An Arizona senator called police on a fellow lawmaker who told him to stop talking to people who believe there’s a link between the state’s foster care system and a worldwide sex trafficking ring.

Republican Sen. David Farnsworth told police that he felt threatened when confronted by fellow GOP Sen. Kate Brophy McGee.

Farnsworth has been meeting every two weeks with a group of critics of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, including a group that has accused the foster-care agency of direct involvement in child trafficking. Some on social media have claimed there’s a broad conspiracy involving judges, caseworkers, lawmakers, the governor and prosecutors to cover up sex trafficking.

Farnsworth told the Arizona Capitol Times that Brophy McGee told him to “lose the entourage” of conspiracy theorists and “crazy parents” whose children were taken by state child welfare authorities.

“I’m not asking you to stop. I’m telling you to stop. Stop or my husband will stop you,” Farnsworth recalled Brophy McGee telling him in a meeting on Tuesday.

Farnsworth said he mulled over her comment overnight and decided it was threatening, prompting him to call authorities.

Brophy McGee said she has been targeted by the people working with Farnsworth, and the reference to her husband was not a threat but an attempt to get him understand the gravity of the situation.

“I was trying to pierce through his view of women by saying, ‘I have talked to my husband about this. My husband is very concerned. He said to tell you that he is very concerned and that you would understand what that meant,’ words to that effect,” Brophy McGee told the Capitol Times. “In other words, it’s not me being a fluff head saying this is a problem. It’s a problem.”

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