Child exploitation gangs might be using car washes to hide kids, warns children’s charity

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Children exploitation gangs might be using car washes to hide kids that are being abused, a children’s charity has alerted.

Barnardo’s stated that immigrants from Kurdistan were singling out girls, a few of whom had previously been in care, and moving them from one to another unit.

The charity stated victims were tricked into thinking they are being loved, when they were actually used as sex slaves.

The report, named Child Sexual Exploitation on Teesside, noted white British girls from Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough were being targeted.

Cops browsed 5 automobile washes and discovered a secret room with beds where individuals had been living.

Immigrants without any right to work in the UK were likewise found, and 2 automobile washes paid civil charges of around ₤ 40,000.

In lots of abuse cases males in their 40s and older participate in exploitative relationships with much more youthful men and women.

In one reported case, a 74-year-old guy was found to provide alcohol and cigarettes in exchange for sex. Handing out drugs is likewise common.

Between September 2014 and August 2015, an estimated of 41 criminal offenses related to child sexual exploitation were reported on Teeside.

Seven of those led to a legal charge or caution.

Investigator Superintendent Alastair Simpson, of Cleveland Cops said, “The reports to cops suggest that this is a problem across all neighborhoods and we require communities to help us by reporting exploitative behavior and improper relationships.”

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