Judge Marson told Leeds Crown Court that Operation Tendersea involved ‘a large number of men, principally Asian men‘, who have been charged in relation to ‘the grooming and sexual abuse of a large number of children’.
They were pretty persistent about it. Almost as if they believed themselves untouchable.
Judge Marson described how one terrified 12-year-old was targeted by the men who used her phone to locate her despite attempts to move her.
He said: ‘One night the house phone rang and a man asked for the girl and said “tell her I want to f*** her”.
‘After three days the girl was moved to another foster carer in another city and again she was quickly located.
‘There were repeated calls from Asian men saying “can you tell her we want to f*** her”.
‘The girl was absolutely terrified and said that if the carer gave the sim card to the police “they will find me and kill me”.’
So are we looking at Vietnamese? Thai? Japanese? They are, after all, all ‘Asian’.
…the court heard that Zaman, who was convicted of two counts of rape, will not be beginning his sentence after he absconded and is believed to be in Pakistan.
Wow. What a shocker.