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For years, the widespread and systematic exploitation of young girls went largely unchecked. Those whose job it was to protect them say they didn't realise the scale of the problem - and it took years for different pieces of the horrendous jigsaw to to fit together.
But what lessons have been learned and what's going on now to protect children in Oxfordshire and elswhere to ensure this never happens again? Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford reports.
Interviewees: Penny Browne, Oxfordshire County Council; Joanna Simons, Chief Exec., Oxfordshire County Council; and Jon Brown, NSPCC
Prosecutors have pledged to look again at three historic cases involving victims of the Oxford sex ring after admitting more could have been done to investigate their claims. The CPS says it will re-examine the decision to take no further action over allegations of abuse from 2005 to 2006.
Police and social workers have apologised for not protecting vulnerable schoolgirls who were sexually abused and exploited by a paedophile ring. The admissions of failure saw the girls being drugged and raped when they were supposed to be in the care of the authorities.
Seven out of nine men on trial were found guilty of offences against six girls and were remanded in custody for sentencing next month.
Mohammed Karrar's brother Bassam was also found guilty of rape and conspiracy to rape girls under 13, child prostitution and trafficking.
Fighting broke out in the dock after two of the defendants were cleared.
Here are the verdicts from the jury so far into alleged sexual exploitation of girls as young as 11 between 2004 and last year in the Oxford area:
- Brothers Akhtar Dogar and Anjum Dogar and Kamar Jamil, convicted of rape, facilitating child prostitution and trafficking
- Assad Hussain, convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a child
- Mohammed Karrar, guilty of rape of a child under 13 and procuring abortion, conspiracy to rape, child prostitution and trafficking
Verdicts are still being delivered on similar charges involving other defendants.
- The verdicts come after almost 17 weeks of evidence at the Old Bailey
- During that time the jury had to consider more than 60 charges
- As the trial began each of the men denied all charges against them
- The operation was codenamed 'Bullfinch' by Thames Valley Police
Anjum Dogar convicted on nine counts including rape and child trafficking.
Kamar Jamil has been found guilty of eight offences including rape. Ahktar Dogar found guilty of 11 counts including rape.
A jury at the Old Bailey has begun returning verdicts in a child sexual exploitation case.
It comes after a police investigation, named Operation Bullfinch, into the alleged trafficking and grooming of vulnerable young girls in Oxford.
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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.