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The Last Taboo?

After recent cases in which Asian men were convicted of grooming white girls, Manveen Rana asks if there is also a hidden problem of child sex abuse within Asian communities.

As inquiries into child abuse in Rotherham continue, File on 4 investigates claims of a hidden problem of sexual abuse within Britain's Asian communities.

While the victims of recent grooming scandals have mostly been white girls, campaigners say Asian boys and girls have also been subjected to abuse over many years.

Male and female survivors tell Manveen Rana there's a powerful culture of denial stopping many speaking out and getting justice. They say communities too often close ranks and ostracise or threaten those who complain, while leaving perpetrators to carry on.

Reporter: Manveen Rana
Producer: Sally Chesworth
Assistant Producer: Yasminara Khan.

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38 minutes

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Sun 2 Nov 2014 17:00

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After recent cases in which Asian men were convicted of grooming white girls, Manveen Rana asks if there is also a hidden problem of child sex abuse within Asian communities.

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  • Tue 28 Oct 2014 20:00
  • Sun 2 Nov 2014 17:00

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