Parents Against Grooming launch petition demanding automatic restraining order for those convicted of sexual abuse

Date published: 22 April 2021

Local group Parents Against Grooming UK has launched a petition, calling for an automatic 30 mile restraining order for those convicted of sexual abuse.

The petition comes after it was revealed that convicted paedophiles Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf still live in Rochdale, nearly three years after they lost an appeal against being deported.

In 2012, all three were convicted of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and trafficking a child within the UK and sentenced to between six and nine years in prison.

Khan and Rauf have since launched another appeal to remain in the UK, according to The Sun.

Rochdale-based PAG claims the criminals have been allowed to breach their sexual prevention orders.

William Howarth, founder of PAG UK, said: “Parents Against Grooming UK advocates for survivors of abuse. We want to see this change to ensure that all convicted of sexual offences cannot return to the same area to retraumatise their victims.

“I believe this [an automatic restraining order] will go a long way in aiding survivors’ recovery and protecting them.”

The government responds to petitions when 10,000 signatures are reached, and considered for debate in Parliament at 100,000.

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