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Peter Saunders from the National Association of People Abused in Childhood has told Daybreak that what happened in Oxford should be a "wake up call" to the country.
He said: "There's also Rochdale, Rotheram, and I've no doubt there are other places that are going to have similar tragic stories."
He added: "There are a great many people that have got a lot to answer for in terms of not taking these kinds of allegations seriously, we've seen it time and time again and it should be a wake up call to the nation for what we're doing to our children."
Oxfordshire County Council leader Joanna Simons insists she will not step down despite apologising for failing to stop a group of vulnerable girls being exploited by a paedophile ring in Oxford.
"There is going to be an independent serious case review which will look at the actions of all the agencies concerned," she told BBC's Newsnight.
"My gut feeling is that I'm not going to resign because my determination is that we need to do all that we can to take action to stamp this out.
"These are devious crimes that are very complicated."
The youngest victim of the Oxford paedophile ring has accused Oxfordshire county council of lying about the support it has offered to her and her family.
The woman, known as Girl C to protect her anonymity, said that her adoptive mother begged social services for help in 2004 but agencies just "passed the parcel between them".
In an interview with The Guardian, Girl C said:
A spokesman for the council told The Guardian: "We are sorry the abuse was not stopped sooner. One of the elements of the serious case review will be an investigation of the support offered to the girls by agencies including social services."
Seven men were convicted today of preying on vulnerable girls in Oxford. Their victims were groomed, abused and forced into prostitution. The youngest of them was just 11 years old.
In accepting their mistakes in the case, social services acknowledged they had never come across anything like this before. The Director of Public Prosecutions said this evening such cases must be considered very differently in future.
ITV News social affairs editor Penny Marshall reports:
Shortly after the verdicts were delivered, Senior Investigating Officer Simon Moreton described how the victims had been through a "living hell", an experience they had to go through again in court.
Assad Hussain, aged 32, was found guilty of two offences of sexual activity with a child.
Mohammed Karrar, aged 38 was found guilty of 18 offences including rape of a child under 13 and facilitating child prostitution.
Bassam Karrar, aged 33 was found guilty of 9 offences including conspiracy to rape a child under 13.
Zeeshan Ahmed, aged 27 was found guilty of two offences of sexual activity with a child.
Kamar Jamil, aged 27, was found guilty of eight offences including rape, facilitating child prostitution and trafficking.
Akhtar Dogar, aged 32, was found guilty of eleven offences including rape, facilitating child prostitution and conspiracy to rape.
Anjum Dogar, aged 31, was found guilty of nine offences including rape, facilitating child prostitution and conspiracy to rape.
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Seven members of a paedophile ring were convicted today as police and social workers apologised to their victims for failing to rescue them.