Grooming Gang Targeted Nine Year Old

Published on 21 April 2021 by Dimitri

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Police failed one alleged victim after bringing no charges in seven years and losing 30 hours of her interview tapes.

Walsall is now unrecognisable because of a large Pakistani population.

Muslim groomers have targeted one of the UK’s youngest child sexual exploitation victims in the West Midlands – aged just nine.

The shocking case has been revealed by Sandwell Council in new statistics which showed social services were also dealing with 35 other kids at risk of abuse in 2020.

Their ages ranged from the nine-year-old to 22, with two cases classed as the highest risk, 26 medium and seven low.

Police have been accused of failing one alleged victim after bringing no charges in seven years and losing 30 hours of her interview tapes.

Hannah, whose name was changed to protect her identity, reported to West Midlands Police that she was repeatedly raped by 18 men . The attacks allegedly began when she was just 10-years-old and continued until she was 17.

And in March a second alleged victim of the Walsall grooming gang claimed police failed her – and had told her mum she was prostituting herself.

Karen, whose name we also changed to protect her identity, told how she was first raped aged just 12 by a man after being lured to a Birchills flat under false pretences.

But she claims after police accused her of lying about the 2010 attack she fell into the clutches of another local abuser who passed her between his friends.

Karen said: “I was 12 or 13 when I went with my mum to the police to report the first rape. But a female police officer accused me of lying and that just broke me. I went off the rails after that.”

Her mum said: “She was always going missing after that, we’d have to pick her up at the police station after she was found by them, sometimes at hotels. The police asked me if I knew what was happening and I said if I did I’d have an idea how to deal with it, I had no idea.

“And they said, ‘Well, we think your daughter is prostituting herself’. I could have dropped to my knees at that point because we were talking about a young girl.”

A police report in 2012 confirmed a grooming gang was operating in an area of Walsall with a large Pakistani population.

 

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