Twelve men have been arrested after detectives uncovered what they believe to be an organised crime group selling young girls for sex.We can’t know – until the names are released (assuming there’s not another press blackout) – what we’re dealing with here, but amidst all the backslapping and concerns for the children’s welfare expressed in the article, this little passage seems quite telling:
Sheila Taylor, director of the National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People, said: "As always, our concerns lie with the young people who have been victims and (we) are very pleased to see a complete multi-agency team approach to assisting the recovery of the young people. The experience of our members in the network is that both victims and offenders come from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds."Why the need to tack that on, Sheila?
And why the need for this little snippet?
The trafficking allegations are not understood to involve children being transported into the country from overseas. Instead the charge relates to the alleged victims being moved from elsewhere in the UK.One to watch…