Finnish City Bans Asylum Seekers From Schools Amid Grooming Gang Scandal

The city of Oulu has temporarily banned asylum seeker and refugee visits to schools and day care centres as investigations into sexual abuse of minors continue, national Finnish broadcaster Yle reported.

The city’s ban of the integrational visits organised by the Red Cross and other charitable groups is based on an ongoing investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of underage girls by a number of asylum seekers and refugees in Oulu.

Mika Penttilä, the city’s Head of Education and Cultural Services, cited parental concerns and security reasons as the driving force behind the decision.

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