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Attitudes towards defilement of girls under 16 years of age in Britain.

  • 14-07-2022 2:57pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4,033 ✭✭✭political analyst

    In 1975 and 1989, the late John Peel admitted to newspaper journalists that he had sex with under-age girls. Therefore, he was admitting that he had committed sexual crimes against children.

    On a separate but related matter, an inquiry into the Telford grooming scandal found that authorities thought that under-age girls who were defiled by older men were consenting to it. Obviously, like in other English towns and cities, fear of being accused of racism was a factor in the authorities' failure. Some police officers in Telford thought that the victims were 'prostitutes'.

    Regardless of perpetrators' ethnic or religious backgrounds, why would so many people who were aware of these crimes in Britain thought that girls who were sexually abused by some men were 'consenting' to sex with the perpetrators?