The horrific story of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, England has taken another tawdry turn. "Jessica," who was victimized as a child, insists local politicians "buried the truth to suit their own ends."
"I've said all along that this has been about two things – money and power," she explained. "Girls like me were sacrificed because no one wanted the boat rocked because they knew it'd cost them votes if the finger of blame was pointed and because they thought we were worthless."
The votes to which Jessica refers are those of the Asian community that Britain's Labour Party needed to maintain its power base in Rotherham. "There was an echelon of people who scratched each other's backs," revealed Solicitor Dave Greenwood, who is representing 38 victims in this burgeoning scandal. "But I think there's an 'X Factor' at play here. It's quite apparent there was a feeling of the need to maintain the Asian vote to preserve Labour's majority in the town," he added.