Patrick Christys: Men responsible for grooming gang scandals have no respect for vulnerable young white girls, and, it appears, neither do our police

Patrick Christys feels political correctness is getting in the way of policing

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The Pakistani and other South Asian men responsible for the endemic grooming gang scandals right across the UK have no respect for vulnerable young white girls, and, it appears, neither do our police.

Political correctness is getting in the way of justice for the thousands and thousands of children who are being systematically abused on an industrial scale.

This has actually been officially acknowledged by our government.

Priti Patel said: “Victims of sickening sexual grooming gangs have been failed by the state for decades in the name of political correctness. It remains one of the biggest stains on our country's conscience.”

And it’s emerged that South Yorkshire Police is still not routinely recording the ethnicity of of child sexual abuse suspects.

Rotherham, where hundreds were abused by gangs of South Asian men, omitted suspect ethnicity in 67% of cases.

Why is that? Is it because they wouldn’t want to stoke racial tensions? They wouldn’t want to drive a wedge through the local community?

Well, instead of caring about the sensibilities of the offenders, why don’t they care more about the feelings of those vulnerable young girls who are having their lives ruined and futures stolen by these vile thugs?

In November, an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation in to the Jay report found that "many instances where crimes were not recorded when they should have been, including reports of sexual assault or sexual activity with a child".

But it’s not just that police forces aren’t doing enough to stop children being abused, they’re letting these victims down again even after their attackers have been convicted.

There have been numerous cases of victims bumping into their abusers in their local town. They are not being informed that their attacker has been released from prison, let alone back into the same area where the abuse took place.

That shows a fundamental lack of care for the victims. All it would take is a phone call, or a quick knock on the door.

I mean, when you think about it, these victims are being let down from start to finish…

The Government's rape review showed that victims are not reporting crimes for fear of being let down by the criminal justice process: not being believed, being blamed, going through the traumatic process only to see the prosecution collapse.

And, sadly, it seems, victims are right.

Take the case of some of the Rochdale grooming members.

Adil Khan and Qari Rauf were jailed in 2012 for running a child sexual exploitation ring.

Khan got 8 years but was released on license in just four.

Rauf got six years but was out in two and a half.

In order to be considered for parole an offender must be seen as no further risk to the public and show remorse.

Well, at a court appearance, Khan actually said, and I’m quoting: “We have not committed that big a crime.”

That doesn’t sound particularly remorseful to me, and if he thinks getting a 13-year-old girl pregnant isn’t ‘that big of a crime’ then I’d suggest that he still poses a threat to the community.

He had the gaul to say he was being treated badly by this country. He complained that he was being forced to live off his son’s benefits…I mean that says it all really, doesn’t it.

Rauf is claiming that he can’t be deported because that would make him stateless, he has renounced his Pakistani citizenship. Oh well, I’m sure there’s a rock in the middle of the ocean somewhere that he can live out the rest of his days.

It’s time to get our priorities straight in this country. Political correctness should have no place in policing. Any moment spent by police worrying about the racial sensibilities of those suspected of being involved in child grooming, is a moment wasted, it’s a moment that could be spent bringing them to justice.

It’s the vulnerable, young, working class victims who need to be the priority - nobody else.