Group Localised Child Sexual Exploitation: Identifying Those Who Have Been Prosecuted
21 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2018
Date Written: September 12, 2018
Evidence from the World Health Organisation suggests that adolescent girls who are sexually abused and exploited can suffer long term sexual, reproductive and mental health problems. Since 2011 the prosecution of Asian men for Group Localised Child Sexual Exploitation (GLCSE) in the UK has provoked considerable public controversy, resulting in a number of official and media reports. The disproportionate number of Asian men prosecuted for this crime requires further analysis, and so we collected data on available newspaper reports identified as GLCSE cases. We also scrutinised the relevant literature, government documents and official case reviews. The data includes 498 defendants in 73 prosecutions between the years 1997 and 2017, of which 83% have Muslim names. Using regression analysis we find, independently of their names, a significant correlation between GLCSE and Muslims. We attribute this positive relationship for Muslims, particularly Pakistanis, to a number of factors including motivation, accessibility and opportunity.
Keywords: Child Sexual Exploitation; Child Protection; Grooming; Locality; Pakistani; Muslim
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