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A council facing severe criticism for inviting a serial rapist to take part in legal proceedings about the future of a child he fathered with one of his victims says it is seeking urgent clarity from the government.Rotherham Council responded after campaigner and survivor of the town's child exploitation scandal…
An MP has expressed concern the number of people receiving custodial sentences for child sexual abuse (CSA) has fallen despite such crimes continuing to happen on a "massive scale". Rotherham MP Sarah Champion (pictured) said fewer cases are being passed on to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and police "cannot…
The epic scale of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) Rotherham investigation is in stark contrast to the way the hundreds of victims were ignored by the authorities as young teens. The NCA's Operation Stovewood inquiry into child sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013 has 250…
A gang of seven men has been convicted of sexually exploiting vulnerable teenage girls in Rotherham. One of the complainants told a trial at Sheffield Crown Court (pictured) how she had sex with "at least 100 Asian men" by the time she was 16 and another described how she was…
A council has been given back control of its services which were stripped away after a child sexual exploitation scandal. The government control of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has been in place since February 2015 after damning reports into the way more than 1,400 children were groomed, abused and trafficked…
The Home Office had opportunities to question the response of the police and other agencies to reports of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham years before the scandal erupted in the town, according to a newly published review. An investigation into what information had been passed to the Home Office, published…
The role of senior police commanders in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal is to be investigated, the police watchdog has said. The Independent Office for Police Conduct's (IOPC) Operation Linden has been looking into South Yorkshire Police's response to the exploitation of hundreds of children over more than a…
Ministers have been urged to stump up more cash to help victims of child abuse rebuild their lives. Labour MP Sarah Champion, who has campaigned for victims of abuse in Rotherham, pushed the Government to bring forward new measures to provide more support. The number of potential victims of child…
A man has been jailed for 25 years for sexually abusing three young girls. Tony Chapman, 42, from Rotherham, was convicted of raping, physically assaulting and threatening to kill two girls following a nine-day trial at Sheffield Crown Court. The abuse took place between October 2013 and May 2015 when…
Investigators looking into police officers' roles in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal have identified "potential misconduct", according to the police watchdog. The Independent Office for Police Conduct's (IOPC) inquiry into South Yorkshire Police's response to child sexual exploitation (CSE) over more than a decade in Rotherham "has grown significantly…
The number of victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham appears to be even higher than the 1,400 figure which sparked a national outrage, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The NCA is conducting a huge investigation in the South Yorkshire town following the revelations in the 2014 Jay…
Labour MP Sarah Champion has raised concerns about child sexual abuse. The former frontbencher, in an interview with the Commons House magazine, also alleged that sitting MPs could "in some way or another" have been "involved" in abusive or inappropriate behaviour. In the interview, Ms Champion argued that abuse was…
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