A councillor who is related to an Islamic sex offender has stepped down as a member of the Police and Crime Panel which oversees the local police force. Rotherham as you may well know has been a hotbed of Islamic grooming gangs who abused a number of girls and young women in that town.
The BBC said:
Jahangir Akhtar’s decision follows the publication of one woman’s account of being allowed contact with the alleged abuser from 1999, when aged 14.
The Times newspaper reported Mr Akhtar isrelated to the alleged offender and was aware of their relationship.
Mr Akhtar said he was resigning out of “courtesy”. He denies the claims.
He said he was also standing down as vice-chairman of the Police and Crime Panel, which scrutinises the local force.”
The BBC added:
“Mr Akhtar’s decision to step down comes as lawyers for four women said they were set to sue Rotherham Council for “systematic failures to protect them from sexual abuse by predatory men” when they were children.
One of the women, now in her 20s, told the Times she began a relationship with a 24-year-old man, who had served two prison sentences for violent offences, in 1999, when she was 14.
It is understood the man twice made the girl pregnant.
The newspaper said social services became aware before the relationship ended that the man was part of a ring of men suspected of abusing more than 40 young teenagers in Rotherham.
The article states that by June 2000, both police and social services knew the teenager, who had been placed in emergency foster care, was in a sexual relationship with the man.”
The Times newspaper’s Andrew Norfolk has written extensively on the appalling phenomenon of Islamic grooming gangs and the blind eye turned to the problem by social services and the police.
The website Rotherham Politics has a scan of the Times article. It is appalling to see how the young women of Rotherham were let down by a combination of Islamic corruption of the local authority, political correctness, doctrinaire and ideologically driven social services.
Rotherham Politics website
Julie Bindel on the Islamic Grooming Gangs of Rotherham