Child Rape Grooming Gang consisting of 55 Asylum Seekers kept Secret by Scottish Police for 3 years
A grooming gang was kept secret by Scottish police despite victimising at least 44 young girls.
Glasgow police shut down a child rape gang consisting of 55 members which were all either “asylum seekers or naturalised asylum seekers”, but the police did not reveal the existence of this group or the operation to take this group down to the public.
The police operation took place in 2016. However, this operation is only becoming public knowledge 3 years later, according to ‘The Scottish Sun, which revelled a briefing document from Police in Scotland that reveals the report (link to the report) conducted by Detective Inspector Sarah Taylor from the National Child Abuse Investigation Unit found that
- 55 suspects
- 46 identified – Kurdish, Afghani, Egyptian, Algerian, Moroccan,
Turkish, Pakistan and Iraqi
- all are either asylum seekers or naturalised asylum seekers
- 22 remain within Greater Glasgow area
- 8 outwith Glasgow area
- 14 deported
- 1 currently awaiting deportation
- 1 currently within Prison
The report also provided details of the scale at which the grooming gang operated, with one victim believed to have been abused and raped by 28 different members of the same group, and another girl being linked to 23 men within the gang.
As to why the investigation into the grooming gang was hidden from the public is “unknown”