Thursday, March 29, 2012

6,000 young girls 'at any one time are at risk of rape by gangs' in the UK

Gangs are sexually abusing and raping thousands of young girls every year, it emerged last night.

Up to 6,000 may be victims at any one time, according to the expert in charge of a major inquiry.

Sue Berelowitz, the deputy Children’s Commissioner for England, said victims are often ‘kidnapped, held at gunpoint and threatened with gang rape’.

She is leading a major, two-year investigation into the problem of street gangs and their attacks on young women.

She said that girls associated with male gang members ‘would all either be at extremely high risk or actually being sexually exploited in some shape or form’. Read More