Asylum Seeker Child Rape Grooming Gang Kept Secret by Scottish Police
A large grooming gang of asylum seekers was kept secret by police in Scotland despite victimising at least 44 young girls.
Glasgow police shut down a child rape gang whose 55 members were all either “asylum seekers or naturalised asylum seekers”, but did not reveal the existence of the group or the operation to shut it down to the public.
While the operation took place in 2016, it is only becoming public knowledge now, reportsThe Scottish Sun, which note a briefing document from Police Scotland that reveals the members of the gang were from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Kurdistan, Morocco, and Turkey
A report conducted by Detective Inspector Sarah Taylor from the National Child Abuse Investigation Unit found that of the suspects, only 14 had been deported, with 22 remaining in Glasgow.
A further eight were believed to be still living in the United Kingdom, with just one in prison and one further individual pending deportation.
The report details the scale at which the grooming gang operated, with one victim believed to have been abused by 28 different members of the group, and another being linked to 23 men within the gang.