Nathalie Walters from the Safe and Sound charity, tells ITV Central that child exploitation is "more widespread than perhaps what people may have thought."
This comes after a report found that 2,409 children and young people were confirmed victims of sexual exploitation between August 2010 and October 2011.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.