Cultural differences are no defence for committing sex crimes against girls: UK Minister

London, June 6 (ANI): Cultural and religious differences cannot be used as a defence for men from ethnic minorities for carrying out sex crimes against young girls, a British minister has said.

Damian Green, the Police and Criminal Justice Minister, insisted that he was not prepared to accept mitigation that some child abuse would be regarded as acceptable in other parts of the world.

According to the Daily Star, the comments by Green comes after high-profile court cases in Rochdale and Oxford, involving mainly Asian men targeting white girls.

Nine Asian men were awarded jail sentences of between four and 19 years last May for sexually exploiting five girls, aged between 13 and 15, in 2008 and 2009. (ANI)

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