Results from a two year inquiry into child sexual exploitation reveal 2,409 children and young people became victims between August 2010 and October 2011.
Thousands of children are being sexually exploited each year by gangs and groups across England.
This comes after eight men were jailed for up to seven years back in September for targeting young girls in Derby.
Michael Sibert reports.
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