The National Child Abuse Inquiry "feared being labeled racist" and refused to investigate some of the UK's most notorious sex scandals.
Important witnesses were also not allowed to testify, as victims and experts of the investigation alleged, on charges of "cowardly" reluctance to investigate mass abuses in Rotherham and Rochdale.
These cities were said to have been a pattern of group crime in which men of Pakistani heritage were over-represented, and the reluctance arose from wanting to refuse to be accused of being racist, The Times reported.
Sammy Woodhouse, a victim in Rotherham, alleged the investigators "did not put the survivors at the forefront of their investigation" and were "selective about what to watch," the newspaper said.
Sammy Woodhouse, a victim in Rotherham, claimed the investigators "did not put the survivors at the forefront of their investigation" and said the investigation tried to bury what happened in places like Rotherham and Rochdale because of them Fear of being called racist & # 39;
"If you want to get to the bottom of gang-related sexual exploitation of children, you have to get straight to the heart," she added. "They are trying to bury what happened in places like Rotherham and Rochdale because they are scared of being labeled racist."
Sarah Chapman, Rotherham's campaign member, and Nazir Azfal, a former attorney general who brought justice to the Rochdale sex care gang, are appalled at the investigation's failure to hear evidence, among other things.
A former Greater Manchester police officer who exposed alleged sex crime cover-ups in the area accused the national investigation of "being too scared to open the hornet's nest".
The Independent Child Sexual Abuse Investigation (IICSA) started in 2015 and has cost £ 143 million to date. It seeks to find out why there was "an institutional failure to protect children from abuse".
The investigation into the exploitation of children by "organized networks" examined the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church and examined many of the most prominent scandals involving such organizations.
The organized network arm that was involved in the investigation was also expected to investigate the most notorious cases of group grooming and exploitation.
IICSA is trying to find out why there was an "institutional failure to protect children from abuse". Pictured: Professor Alexis Jay, Chair of the ICSA, and Panelists Ivor Frank and Drusilla Sharpling, testify before the Commons Home Affairs Committee at Portcullis House, London
Major court cases over the past decade have uncovered a previously hidden model of crime that involves the targeted control and sexual abuse of teenage girls by groups of men, largely of South Asian origin.
Groups in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford, Leicester, High Wycombe, Dewsbury, Peterborough, Halifax, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Telford and Burnley have been persecuted for sex care since 2011.
Starting in late September, IICSA held two weeks of public hearings for its "organized networks" investigation. The final day for submissions to close should be on October 29th.
However, it was decided not to hear any evidence from survivors or those with knowledge of the crime pattern and instead selected six areas in England and Wales – St Helens, Tower Hamlets in east London, Swansea, Durham, Bristol and Warwickshire.
Sarah Chapman (pictured) Rotherham's campaign member and Nazir Azfal, a former attorney general who brought justice to the Rochdale sex care gang, are appalled at the investigation's failure to hear evidence, among other things
The reason given was that these areas "represent a range of sizes, demographics and institutional practices," but none of the six areas had any South Asian sex care gang severely prosecuted.
In addition, The Times reports that the 2011 census found the proportion of the population of Pakistani origin to be below the national average.
Henrietta Hill, QC, who is the lead counsel of the investigation, told the hearing on the first day that the investigation "has been carefully considered to determine if it should focus on areas such as Rochdale, Rotherham and Oxford". IICSA decided that it was "more appropriate" to focus on different areas.
IICSA investigates claims against local authorities, religious organizations, armed forces, public and private entities, and individuals in public.
Carl Beech pictured claimed it was a murderous Westminster pedophile ring linked to Parliament. He was later discredited and jailed for 18 years for a judge calling his "cruel and callous" lies
After the death of BBC presenter Jimmy Savile in 2011, hundreds of people came forward that he had molested them as children.
It was established in 2015 after a complainant named "Nick" alleged that a murderous pedophile Westminster Ring was linked to Parliament.
Nick, whose real name is Carl Beech, was later discredited and imprisoned for 18 years for a judge telling his "cruel and callous" lies.
Huddersfield becomes the latest in a number of UK cities shaken by investigations into Asian sex gangs
Rotherham – The city's child abuse problem was first brought to light in 2010 when five Asian men were jailed for sex offenses against underage girls.
A 2014 survey found that between 1997 and 2013 there were more than 1,400 victims of caregiving and sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
Rochdale – The trial of nine men for caring for young white girls for sex met with widespread public outrage and sparked national debate when they were convicted in 2012.
The gang received between four and 19 years in prison for crimes against five girls between the ages of 13 and 15 in and around Rochdale between 2008 and 2010.
The case returned to public consciousness earlier this year when the BBC aired its three-girl drama based on the experiences of some victims.
The BBC television show & # 39; Three Girls & # 39; was a dramatized version of the events surrounding the Rochdale ring for child sexual abuse
Newcastle – A total of 17 men and one woman were convicted or approved in Newcastle last year for rape, drug delivery and incitement to prostitution.
Older men have hunted immature teenagers who were exposed to cocaine, cannabis, alcohol, or mephedrone (M-Cat) and then raped them or persuaded them to engage in sexual activity at parties known as "meetings".
The case sparked great controversy after a convicted rapist was paid nearly £ 10,000 in taxpayers' money to spy on parties where underage girls were drunk and sexually assaulted.
Northumbria Police, after receiving information from social workers, opened a full investigation and initially spoke to 108 potential victims. In four studies, 20 young women gave testimony over a period from 2011 to 2014.
Oxford – A group of men who abused teenage girls in a vehicle they called "s ** gwagon" were jailed for nearly 90 years in total this June.
The men, aged 36 to 48, befriended vulnerable girls aged 13 before giving them drinks and drugs at “parties” in Oxford.
The eight men who were judged to be "predatory and cynical" by a judge were each imprisoned for between seven and a half and fifteen years.
Bristol – About 13 Somali men were imprisoned for more than 100 years after being convicted of running a downtown sex ring in 2014.
Victims as young as 13 have been hunted, sexually abused and trafficked across Bristol to be given to the men's friends for money.
Aylesbury – Six men were detained between 2006 and 2012 for caring for vulnerable underage white girls in 2015.
Old Bailey heard that victims were being drunk and forced to engage in sexual activity for the price of a McDonald's.
Peterborough – A total of 10 men have been convicted of child sex crimes in the city, including "predatory" restaurant manager Mohammed Khubaib.
He was jailed at the Old Bailey for 13 years in 2015 after being found guilty of forcing a 14-year-old girl into a sexual act and nine cases of sexual exploitation involving girls aged 12-15 were involved between 2010 and 2013.
Telford – Earlier this year Telford became the newest town to be the focus of the now sadly known abuse stories.
An investigation found that around 1,000 children may have been sexually exploited in the city of Shropshire over a 40-year period, leading to calls for a public inquiry.
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