Breitbart recently reported on an investigation by the Hampshire Chronicle looking into a disturbing trend of warnings being given for rape and other serious sexual offenses in Britain.
In the U.K. a formal warning is intended as an alternative to prosecution in minor cases, however, the Chronicle’s investigation found more than 100 warnings given in the last five years for what appeared to be serious offenses, including incest and sex with children under the age of 13.
The figures were obtained via a Freedom of Information request reveal that since 2014 police have cautioned four people for rape and another six for serious sexual assaults including five counts of sexual assault involving victims under the age of 16.
A spokeswoman for Rape Crisis England said: “The use of cautions for sexual offences has been a cause for concern for some time.
“In the vast majority of cases where the offender is an adult, they seem wholly inappropriate, largely because they don’t in any way reflect the seriousness of the crime or the long-lasting and often devastating impacts that sexual violence has on lives.”
The Hampshire Constabulary responded by saying that they take all allegations of sexual offenses seriously and seek “to provide a compassionate and professional response to victims and conduct a thorough investigation.”
A spokesman added: “Investigations into these offenses are among the most complex that our officers carry out and cautioning offenders is just one example of formal action open to the police in these cases.
“Several factors will be considered when deciding whether a caution is an appropriate outcome, including the specifics of each offence, the wishes of the victim, and whether they support a prosecution through the courts.”
The Chronicle made no mention about the specific perpetrators of these offenses. However, the trend does correspond to a sharp increase in the Muslim migrant population during that same time in the U.K. And given recent sex crime prosecutions involving Muslim men, perhaps such suspicion is not unwarranted.