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Ann Coffey MP: Children should not be judged as adults

Child sexual exploitation has become a "social norm" within some areas of Greater Manchester, according to the author of a report ordered after the Rochdale grooming case.

It said girls in uniform were regularly stopped by men outside schools.

Inquiry chairwoman Ann Coffey MP said the "prevailing public attitude" blamed children, leading to 1,000 convictions from 13,000 cases over six years.

''We should be judging the people who prey on these children, not the children themselves,'' she said.

  • 30 Oct 2014
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