UK 'sex gangs report' not to highlight threat of 'Pakistani men targeting white girls'
An official inquiry by the UK authorities into child sex gangs will play down the threat of Pakistani men targeting white girls in Britain.
Instead the year-long government-backed investigation will say that child sex abuse is a problem caused by men of all backgrounds in towns and cities across the country.
The inquiry into child sexual exploitation by gangs was launched over a year ago, but its investigations became more urgent this year following the convictions of nine men in Rochdale for their roles in a child sex ring which groomed young white girls for sex.
The men, eight of Pakistani origin and one from Afghanistan, received jail sentences of between four and 19 years.
According to the Daily Mail, the findings of the inquiry by Sue Berelowitz, the Deputy Children's Commissioner for England, are likely to anger ministers and provoke disbelief among those who have observed and investigated cases of abuse of teenage girls in towns in Lancashire and Yorkshire.
UK's Education Secretary Michael Gove had earlier said that Berelowitz should not let her inquiries be swayed by questions of prejudice and should instead 'ask tough questions about cultural background'.
However her first report, to be published next week, will argue that the problem lies with men from all ethnic backgrounds, the paper said.
According to the paper, the findings are expected to reflect opinions that were given by Miss Berelowitz to MPs this summer, when she said child sexual exploitation was happening across the country.