Friday, 17 May 2013

Manchester Police Warn Child Sex Suspects

WITHIN days of worries being expressed by Simon Danczuk, MP for Rochdale, about the delays in Rochdale town council publishing a report into child sex abuse, and disputed concerns on a website about the investigations of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) into the former Rochdale MP, Cyril Smith; the Greater Manchester Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood this week gave a warning to child sex abusers at a conference in Middleton to mark the first anniversary of the jailing of a Rochdale grooming ring.  Last May, nine Asian men got jail sentences of between four and 19 years for offences against five girls, aged between 13 and 15, during 2008 and 2009 in the Rochdale area.

The Greater Manchester Police Assistant Chief Constable Heywood, said:
'Our number one priority at the moment is CSE (child sex exploitation).  It is now ahead of gun crime.  Expect a lot more convictions.  I have got more detectives working on CSE than I have on gun crime.' 

A report of the conference in tomorrow's Rochdale Observer states:
'Police are now working to construct cases against other potential offenders in the town (Rochdale) going back to 2003...  We are dealing with an avalance of child sex cases'

Recently local social workers, the police and the Crown Prosecution Services have all been criticised as a consequence of both last year's horrific case of sexual grooming, and the earlier historic cases relating to the former powerful politician Sir Cyril Smith, for not treating the allegations of victims sufficiently seriously. 

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