What’s Current: Officers responsible for neglecting sex trafficking ring may face charges

Twenty men, including ring leader Amere Singh Dhaliwal (first in the second row), were found guilty of raping and abusing more than a dozen teenage girls in the UK. (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

A UK report commissioned by the mayor of Greater Manchester found multiple failings in police investigations. Officers responsible for neglecting a pedophile sex trafficking ring in the early 2000s may face charges after it was revealed that over 57 girls were groomed and exploited by men of Asian descent who drugged them with heroin to facilitate their sexual abuse. Addressing the report panel, the detective superintendent said:

 “What had a massive input was the offending target group were predominantly Asian males and we were told to try and get other ethnicities.”

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“These are images and videos of girls that have been groomed, coerced and tricked into performing sexually over webcam in what is fast becoming a national crisis.”

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Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.