Manchester Social Worker Arrested For Child Sexual Exploitation

A children’s social care worker employed by Manchester City Council has been arrested as part of the police’s investigation, ‘Operation Green Jacket’, into child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester.

Operation Green Jacket, which has replaced Operation Augusta, has arrested a man in his 40’s on the “suspicion of sexual activity with a child when in a position of trust and misconduct in a public office.” The man who cannot be named has been suspended from his job with Manchester City Council and released on bail.

Operation Augusta which was established in 2004 was criticised in an independent inquiry in January 2020, when it was found, “that children had suffered the most profound abuse but the police did not protect them.”
The aim of Operation Green Jacket is to support victims of child sexual exploitation and identify current or past offenders.

Assistant Chief Constable Mabs Hussain has made the following statement:

“This Operation remains a top priority for GMP with officers doing everything they can to provide victims of child sexual exploitation with appropriate support from specialist agencies and continuing to work to bring offenders to justice.

“We are completely committed to ensuring victims receive the right support.”

 

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