How different from my lot 15 years ago. No late nights out with boys for us. In fact, if the media at the time were to be believed, we belonged to a sad generation of Asian girls who had no social life and were perpetually being forced into marriage. Our tragic tales inspired British soap writers to create Asian characters whose sole storylines revolved around being rescued from oppressive parents - preferably by a white guy. The problem for Asian girls was that tradition dictated we remain untainted - for in us, our whole family's honour resided. If you were even caught looking at a boy, immediate shame would befall the family.
Ministers were pressed to urgently review current sexual exploitation laws after the latest investigation into how victims were repeatedly attacked for years. The review into the horrifying abuse in Newcastle between and comes after similar scandals in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and Derby. Most of those responsible were British-born and "predominantly Asian" while their victims were mainly white, the page serious case review revealed. Its author David Spicer told how girls as young as 11 were plied with drink and drugs after being lured to so-called 'sessions' where they were raped, beaten and pimped. They sought help from police, social workers and safeguarding agencies but were blamed for their ordeal and locked up in secure accommodation. The appalling abuse could have been stopped sooner but cops lacked any "professional curiosity", the report found. The report went on: "Perpetrators were not consistently investigated or formally interviewed and background checks were not undertaken.
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