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UK: Fr Shay contributes to newly published book

April 8, 2015 · 

credit: River Publishing / Joining the Dots Distribution

A new book published April 17, 2015, highlights the role that faith is playing in combatting human trafficking. Over two hundred years ago William Wilberforce felt compelled to fight the evil of slavery that blighted society. Today, people with the same passion and desire for justice are working to fight modern slavery with modern tools […]


Scientist who tried to fix sex with 8-year-old girl jailed for 3 years

March 20, 2015 ·  By Hugo Gye for


A British scientist working in Antarctica tried to arrange to abuse an eight-year-old girl when he returned from the South Pole. Simon Rouen, 36, was based at a polar research station when he spelt out his desire in emails to two undercover detectives in a police sting. He thought his messages were going to another […]


Professionals blamed Oxfordshire girls for their sexual abuse, report finds

March 17, 2015 ·  By Sandra Laville for

Members of the paedophile ring (clockwise from top left): Akhtar Dogar, Anjum Dogar, Kamar Jamil, Assad Hussain, Zeeshan Ahmed, Bassam Karrar and Mohammed Karrar were sentenced for charges involving vulnerable underage girls who were groomed for sexual exploitation. Photograph: Thames Valley police/PA /

Police and social workers in Oxfordshire had a tainted perception that girls as young as 11 consented to sex with men who raped and brutalised them, an independent report into the failure to stop their exploitation has said. Throughout their interactions with six young girls in Oxford, professionals struggled with the law on consent, failing […]


UK Cabinet Office denies cover-up over files showing Margaret Thatcher knew of sex abuse claims against late MP

March 10, 2015 ·  By Adam Withnall for


The Government has been accused of trying to suppress a dossier of secret files which reveal that Margaret Thatcher knew about child sex abuse allegations against the MP Cyril Smith – before he was knighted. The documents, only made public this week after an intervention from the Information Commissioner, include an undated letter marked “secret” […]


“I couldn’t tell if my girl was more at risk from sex predators or the social workers”

March 9, 2015 · 

Den of horror: A room in an Oxford guest house where underage victims of the gang were abused. Credit:

A mother has told how she questioned her own sanity as she begged social workers and police for years to help stop her daughter from being repeatedly sexually abused. by Ben Wilkinson and Stephen Wright for In the end she feared the girl was at as big a risk from social workers as she […]


Oxford officer was silenced over sex abuse fears

March 9, 2015 · 


A council worker who wrote a series of increasingly exasperated emails warning of child abuse by Asian men in Oxfordshire was silenced after an official complaint by senior officials about his attitude, it has emerged. Article by Paul Peachey of Details came to light in a report published yesterday revealing that 373 girls were […]


slavery in UK report

December 2, 2014 · 

Slavery levels in UK ‘higher than thought’
There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.
Modern slavery victims are said to include women forced into prostitution, “imprisoned” domestic staff and workers in fields, factories and fishing boats.
The figure for 2013 is the first time the government has made an official estimate of the scale of the problem.
The Home Office has launched a strategy to help tackle slavery.


602 children in sex slavery in UK. Rise

December 2, 2014 · 

Rise in UK trafficking, slavery and exploitation.
The number of people trafficked for slavery or other exploitation in the UK has risen sharply to more than 2,700, the National Crime Agency (NCA) says.

The rise includes people lured to the country after meeting people via online dating or job recruitment sites.

Romania remains the most likely country of origin for victims, followed by Poland and the UK.The NCA says trafficking does not have to involve crossing international borders.


Yorkshire Muslim teenage girl tells of grooming ordeal

November 26, 2014 · 

24 November 2014 Last updated at 10:53 GMT A report recently lifted the lid on the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, by gangs of men who were predominantly of Pakistani origin. Although most of the victims were white, some were also Asian and one teenage Muslim girl […]


North Wales child abuse: more than 140 people say they were victims

May 6, 2013 · 

Police say alleged victims have identified 84 people as responsible for attacks between 1963 and 1992 Josh Halliday The Guardian, Monday 29 April 2013 12.13 BST More than 140 people have told police they were the victims of abuse at 18 children’s homes across north Wales over a span of three decades.The complainants, almost all […]

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