The abuse of disabled people is a hidden crime we must face up to | Frances Ryan | The Guardian

Almost 5,000 disabled adults – across 106 councils – have been sexually abused in England in the past two years, new figures show. As the NSPCC put it, this is the “visible peak” of what could be a bigger problem of sexual assault against disabled people. People with learning difficulties were the victims of almost two-thirds of reported incidents. The others had a range of physical disabilities. Disabled children are also likely victims.

The charity Respond noted they had seen “some horrendous cases” involving young disabled people. “[There are] gangs of boys who don’t have a disability who are [...]

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