Sex abuse: 'Culture is no defence'

10 Jun 2013
The Belfast Telegraph

‘The Belfast Telegraph’ reports that cultural and religious differences cannot be used as a defence for men from ethnic minorities linked to sex crimes against young girls, Tory Damian Green has insisted. The Police Minister said he was not prepared to accept mitigation that some child abuse would be regarded as acceptable in other parts of the world. A new taskforce led by Mr Green to tackle organised grooming and child sex exploitation is considering a number of measures, including giving defence barristers special training in how to deal with young witnesses.

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