Rotherham child abuse scandal

A number of woman are to sue Rotherham Council for systemic failures to protect them from sexual abuse by predatory men when they were children.

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Child abuse scandal council order review

Model portraying victim of child grooming Credit: ITV News

A number of women are to sue Rotherham Council for failures to protect them from sexual abuse by predatory men when they were children.

A spokesperson for Rotherham Borough Council today said following Operation Yewtree, the authority asked South Yorkshire Police to thoroughly review all historical cases that may be linked to child sexual exploitation.

He added: "That review is ongoing and continues with a number of live and ongoing investigations. The Council wishes to support SYP and not potentially compromise this process. As such we will not be making further comments on the article without further consultation with our police colleagues."

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