Yeah, that's why. I mean, why else wou- oh, yeah.
In early March, it was revealed a pair of whistle-blowers, who raised fears over the Telford child sex abuse scandal which affected up to 1,000 girls, were both punished and silenced.
According to the Mirror, police chaplain Keith Osmund-Smith was suspended after he passed papers to the newspaper and a report commissioned by the council revealed social workers knew of the sex crimes before the turn of the millennium.
Meanwhile, a woman who was hired by sex abuse charity Axis Counselling, based in Shrewsbury, was forced to leave her role after she tried to speak up.
It is alleged that social workers first knew of abuse in the 1990s, but police took a decade before launching a probe.
Previously unseen files apparently showed that council staff viewed abused and trafficked children as 'prostitutes', not victims, and that the authorities had failed to keep details of abusers from Asian communities for fear of 'racism'.
Ah, the truth outs: they were too PC-at-any-cost, and too chickenshit, to actually deal with this.