Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Manchester Police Smash Child Sex Abuse/Trafficking Ring

A suspected child sex abuse gang has been smashed by police officers as part of a crackdown on exploitation of young girls.

Eleven people have been arrested under Operation Heliodor in the south Manchester area, Greater Manchester Police said.

The suspected abusers, aged between 19 and 38, have been arrested for alleged offences including sexual activity with a child, attempted indecent assault, inciting child prostitution, abduction and rape. No indication yet as to what nationality the suspected abusers are. Is it possible they could be Pakistani?

Police in Manchester have arrested 11 men on suspicion of a range of sexual offences
None of the men have been charged and all have been released on bail until November and December.

How can you be released on bail when you haven't been charged with anything? That's weird! Could it be that the arrests were premature? That they were arrested too soon so that the Chief Constable could look like he's doing something, and deflect the criticism.

The arrests come at a time of increased scrutiny over the way police forces, including Greater Manchester, deal with child sexual exploitation allegations in the wake of damning reports and claims widespread abuse was effectively ignored by officers for years.

Detective Inspector Debbie Oakes of the Greater Manchester Police's Protect Team said: 'Tackling child sexual exploitation and those responsible for such heinous crimes is an absolute priority for us.'

'We listen to the children and put them at the heart of our investigations and tactics, to ensure their safety and well-being is at the forefront of everything we do.'

'Operation Heliodor is ongoing and, with this collaborative approach we will continue to target those involved in child sexual exploitation. I fully anticipate more warrants and arrests as we continue in our investigation.'

The arrests come after an MP criticised Greater Manchester Police for failing to tackle grooming gangs.

Labour's Simon Danczuk claimed Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy did not see the issue as a priority and urged him to do more.

Longsight, Manchester
The MP for Rochdale made the comments after an ITV News report said hundreds of child abusers were free to walk Manchester's streets because the force had failed to investigate allegations properly.

The arrests come after MP
Simon Danczuk criticised
Greater Manchester Police
for its handling of
child sex abuse cases
Greater Manchester Police
Chief Constable
Sir Peter Fahy has insisted
the force has 'completely
changed' since a child
sex ring operated
 in Rochdale
The force was heavily criticised in 2012 after nine men were jailed for over a long-running child sex ring in Rochdale.

Speaking earlier this month, Sir Peter Fahy admitted the force was focused on other types of crime at the time of the Rochdale offences, but insisted it has now 'completely changed'.

He told the BBC: 'Unfortunately there was this big emphasis, particularly around big cities, about trying to improve in the league tables. But that is no excuse whatsoever for the fact that a mindset had developed, not only in the police but also in social services and in the Crown Prosecution Service, that this issue of children running away from homes could not be solved.

'We now have multi-agency teams in places like Rochdale. It's not only about investigating the matter and prosecuting the offender, but crucially to try and protect the young person from being involved in more abuse.'

Commenting on the latest arrests, Lynn Perry, regional director for Barnardo's said: 'We are pleased to be at the heart of an inter-agency partnership in Greater Manchester tackling child sexual exploitation; supporting and enabling young people to speak out and providing child victims of sexual exploitation with appropriate, long term support.'