The memories were too painful, and she never had the opportunity to finish writing it. My Ruth was much like the Ruth of the Bible. Her journey was long and difficult, filled with physical, emotional and spiritual pain.
Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham within South Yorkshire and the UK With a population of , according to the census —55, female and 24, aged 0—17—Rotherham is the largest town within the South Yorkshire Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham. Three per cent of the borough belonged to the Pakistani-heritage community.
Violence and intimidation are common. One of the adult perpetrators becomes the "boyfriend", but the girl is used for sex by the larger group and comes to view this as the norm. The abuse can involve being gang raped by dozens of men during one event. Victims are often trafficked to other towns, where sexual access to the child might be "sold" to other groups.
As they get older, the group loses interest and may expect the child to supply younger children in exchange for continued access to the group, on which the child has come to rely for drugs, alcohol, a social life, "affection", or even a home. The police apparently declined to act.
Most Risky Business clients had previously come from Sheffield, which had a red-light district.
Now the girls were younger and came from Rotherham. Girls as young as 10 were being befriended, perhaps by children their own age, before being passed to older men who would rape them and become their "boyfriends".
Many of the girls were from troubled families, but not all. The children were given alcohol and drugs, then told they had to repay the "debt" by having sex with other men. The perpetrators set about obtaining personal information about the girls and their families—where their parents worked, for example—details that were used to threaten the girls if they tried to withdraw.
Windows at family homes were smashed; threats were made to rape mothers and younger sisters. The children came to believe that the only way to keep their families safe was to cooperate.
They reportedly told her this would protect the identity of Risky Business's sources. Please help to create a more balanced presentation. Discuss and resolve this issue before removing this message. October White British[ edit ] The Jay inquiry reported that "most of the victims in the cases we sampled were white British children".
They also cited cases in Rotherham where Pakistani landlords had befriended Pakistani women and girls on their own for purposes of sex, then passed on their name to other men who had then contacted them for sex.
Asian girls were "too afraid to go to the law" and "were being blackmailed into having sex with different men while others were forced at knife-point to perform sexual acts on men". What she found was that there were five adults, their ages ranging between their mid 20s going on to the late 40s and five men systematically, routinely, raped her.
And the young man who was supposed to be her boyfriend, stood back and watched".
Weir was employed to write the report on Rotherham. Part of her project's aim was: In evidence to the Home Affairs Committee inshe wrote that she had found "a small number of suspected abusers who were well known to all significant services in Rotherham.
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