The Home Affairs Select Committee investigated in 2013 Child sexual exploitation and the response to localised grooming.
According to Inside Out London and BBC Inside Out investigations, young British Sikh girls living outside Britain (such as in America) were (and are) being particularly preyed upon by men who pretended to be Sikhs to seduce and groom them.
Because the grooming of children (although it was not known at the time under those terms) in the UK had been proscribed as early as the 1910 Convention on the White Slave trade the idea of localised grooming was coined around 1990.
A television documentary was broadcast in August 2003, in which reporters uncovered details of an 18-month police and social services investigation into allegations that young Asian Muslim men were targeting under-age girls for sex, drugs and prostitution in the West Yorkshire town of Keighley.
On 1 January 2010, section 248e was added to the Dutch Criminal Code making (online) grooming of a child under 16 years old illegal.