Pedophiles collaborating on Facebook to choose potential targets from 'menu of girls'

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 06:00 hrs

Thousands of teenagers are being preyed on by organised syndicates of sex attackers, who arrange meetings with each other through Facebook and identify potential targets from a menu-style list, according to a report.

Such 'Facebook rape gangs' are reportedly targeting vulnerable children at sickening house parties.

It comes after a girl called Teegan, (not her real name), says she was taken to houses from the age of 13 and raped by several men, and claimed that the group selected girls from a book showing their photographs and ages while in some cases put film of the vile attacks on the internet, the Daily Mirror reports.

According to the report, last night Labour's Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said the evidence was "deeply disturbing" and should act as "a wake-up call to the Government and other agencies that urgent action is needed".

"It is clear that the police, local authorities, health services, schools and other organisations must do more but the Government has to take responsibility for making sure it happens," she added.

An inquiry report following the incident identified groups that involved males aged anything from 14 to 70 who trawled Facebook and other sites to link up with each other and groom vulnerable children before taking them to parties to be raped, the report said.

The inquiry report also said agencies like social services, the police and teachers should look out for signs that could identify a child as being sexually exploited, the report added. (ANI)

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