Saturday, 21 July 2012

Recent Child Groomers – EDL Silent

The English Defence League (EDL) and other Islamophobic groups and individuals only tend to pick out grooming cases in which those who look Asian or seem 'Muslim' are involved. But this is far from the bigger picture.

Here are some recent cases of child grooming that the EDL have been SILENT ABOUT. Hover over the reference for the proof of source.

Date range: 6 June 2012 – 21 July 2012

21 July 2012 – John  This Is Hampshire reported that a 64-year-old former youth club was jailed for five years after grooming and sexually abusing a teenage girl.

18 July 2012 – Jay – The ChronicleLive reported that a man named Jay Williams groomed a 15-year-old girl on Facebook. Police were keeping an eye on him for previously having sexual activity with a boy.

18 July 2012 – Ryan – The Dorset Echo reported that the 26-year-old arranged to meet with a girl who he knew to be under the age of 16 and who was aged between 12 and 13, on two occasions between June and October last year. He will be facing a significant prison sentence.

14 July 2012 – Mark – The Yorkshire Post reported that one groomer drove miles just to abuse a 15-year-old. He locked his car and used force. He has also tried to have sex with another 15-year-old girl in a public toilet in Eastbourne.

13 July 2012 – Kenneth – The Mirror reported that this 77-year-old pretended to have been sent from a Jobcentre to hire 14-year-olds to work as canvassers. He even tried to lure girls to live with him.

13 July 2012 - Anthony, Stefan, John, Ijaz, Mark – The Huffington Post reported that these men picked the girls up from care homes and streets in Derby and paid them up to £30 to perform sexual acts. They have been arrested.

11 July 2012 – Bernard – The Huffington Post reported that a 72-year-old ex-teacher told a girl's parents she needed extra help at school as a way to allow him to groom her for sexual abuse.

7 July 2012 – Jonathan – The Nottingham Post reported that a man named Jonathon Kennedy from Nottingham groomed around 7 children whom he met online and used them for sex.

5 July 2012 – Leslie – The Falkirk Herald reported that a doctor is facing jailtime after he pleaded guilty to stopping two girls, aged 10 and 11, talking to them and asking if he could tickle their legs. He then attempted to get them into his car.

4 July 2012 – Mark – Kent Online reported that a former teacher at a Kent school is facing sentence after admitting a sexual offence with a pupil.

4 July 2012 – Stephen – The Halifax Courier reported that a supermarket worker who was accused of using Facebook to groom a 14-year-old girl has appeared in court to face similar allegations involving more than a dozen other youngsters. 

3 July 2012 – Scott – Derry Journal reported that a 23-year-old was found guilty of “grooming at the highest order” when he set up a fake modelling agency to take “dirty” photographs of young girls. He has been jailed for five years.

2 July 2012 – Elliot – The Manchester Evening News reported that a 19-year-old teenage boy from Salford, groomed three young girls for sex after chatting to them on Facebook.

29 June 2012 – Anthony – Click Manchester reported that 26-year-old, was convicted of grooming in August 2006 at Liverpool Crown Court, but fled to Hanoi in Vietnam shortly after.

29 June 2012 – Matthew – This Is Cornwall reported that a repairman has been convicted of offences against four girls.

28 June 2012 – Nicky – This Is Hull And East Riding reported that a man was busted in an undercover operation. Hull Crown Court heard McCullough had been targeting young girls in a children's chat room between July and October 2007.

26 June 2012 – Nicholas – Kent Online reported that a guitar tutor bombarded a Herne Bay schoolgirl with more than 23,000 text messages during a nine-month relationship. He has previously been charged with meeting a child for sex after grooming and three counts of sex activity with a child.

24 June 2012 – Alan – Wales Online reported that the man was jailed for a total of 18 years for horrific historic charges of child abuse against two boys, then aged 12 and 14, dating back to the 1980s. In one incident, he lured a boy to a house where him and his friends hooded and gang-raped him.

22 June 2012 – John – This Is Kent reported that a man from Ramsgate has been jailed for 18 months after downloading indecent images of children and grooming a 14-year-old girl online.

6 June 2012 – Christopher – The BBC reported that a 64-year-old bribed girls with money and confectionery in order to abuse them. He admitted sexual activity with a child and seven charges of indecency or indecent assault and has been jailed.

20 cases of grooming! Why haven't the EDL spoke out?

Clearly, the EDL only speak on cases that interest them. They target Muslim and Asian communities for their own agenda, and fail to even present a balanced picture!

Note: We have not given the full name of the criminal in order to protect their identity.

Further reading:
  1. Recent Child Groomers – EDL Silent Again!
  2. Recent Child Groomers – EDL Silent Once Again!
  3. Our Open Challenge To The EDL

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