On July 5, 2022, Samantha Smith, a child victim of sex/prostitution grooming in Telford, England, joined Mark Steyn to discuss a report set to be published this month on grooming gangs in Telford. Smith, who was sexually abused from age 5 to 14, condemned the egregious handling of the child sexual exploitation scandal, which destroyed the lives of countless young girls.
RAIR Foundation Two days after Steyn interviewed Smith for GB News, police harassed and intimidated Smith at her home, demanding she speak to them about her interview. According to Smith, “Their [the police] attitude was intimidatory and I was made to feel like I was under investigation, when they should be focusing on the criminals preying on young girls in Telford.”
Ms. Smith was sexually abused for almost a decade by various men across Telford. She continued by stating: “These are not crimes of the past. These are not things which have gone away.”
“Young girls are being left at the mercy of grooming gangs” The scandal began in the 1980s, when predatory abusers, mainly Muslim migrants, began targeting vulnerable girls in Telford and picking them upon on the streets and outside a children’s home.
Telford has a population of 157,000, yet it has the UK’s highest recorded rate of child sex crimes. Ms. Smith outlined horrific figures which revealed how “18.4 children per 10,000 in Telford against a National rating of 7.9” were subject to child sexual exploitation.
Victims of child abuse in the UK, specifically Telford, have struggled to get justice. Ms. Smith explained how Police officers probed her on whether she “asked for consent.” Thousands of the victims have been denied compensation or health and social assistance, and there have been no prosecutions of culpable officials.
For years, so many in authority knew the scale and severity of the crimes being perpetrated against young British girls but did nothing to stop it. Instead of arresting rapists, officers went to great lengths to hide the grooming gang epidemic. Police often targeted people trying to rescue their children. Furthermore, anyone reporting on the Islamic migrant grooming gang epidemic was often harassed and intimidated by the state.
Rather than taking steps to protect British children, police, social workers, teachers, neighbors, politicians, and the media deliberately downplayed the severity of the crimes perpetrated by the grooming gangs to avoid being accused of “Islamophobia” or racism.
Agencies responsible for child-protection have almost entirely failed in their job to protect vulnerable children. From a fear of being called ‘racist,’ police forces across the country have buried the evidence…. Political correctness would be used to make sure that people did not speak about this phenomenon. — from Easy Meat: Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery
Sadly, after all these decades of failing young victims of sexual abuse, police are still spending their time intimidating and hunting down a victim of grooming gangs instead of, as Samantha Smith states, “the criminals preying on young girls in Telford.”