Police and social services missed chances to stop the gang, who were today sentenced to between 7 years and life in prison.
Seven members of a paedophile ring were convicted today as police and social workers apologised to their victims for failing to rescue them.
The Queen has handed out Maundy money at the traditional Royal Maundy Service at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.
A fleet of 250 model lifeboats have made waves in the River Thames as the RNLI held a charity Alternative Boat Race to boost the rescue institution's funds.
Oxford's 11-stroke victory over Cambridge in today's BNY Mellon Boat Race was the biggest margin of victory by either side since 1973.
Cambridge's Luke Juckett lost at least five strokes when the two crews clashed near the Harrods Depositary, in the race's decisive moment.
Cambridge protested against the result, but umpire Richard Phelps threw out the complaint from cox Ian Middleton.
Losers Cambridge had a protest dismissed over an early clash in today's Boat Race which saw one rower temporarily lose grasp of an oar.
The decision means Oxford - the favourites before the 160th edition of the race - take the trophy.
Oxford have won the annual BNY Mellon Boat Race after a contest in which rivals Cambridge lost hold of an oar.
Heavy rainfall is forecast for large parts of Britain from tonight, with parts of the country facing the prospect of further flooding.
Around 100 flood warnings, and more than 150 flood alerts were put in place by the Environment Agency this evening, as people in western England continued to battle the aftermath of flooding in their area.
A cyclist died after falling off his bike and into floodwater in Oxfordshire and locals have been warned by Thames Valley Police to stay away from floodwater.
Water levels over the railway in Hixckley, near Gloucester, caused major disruption to travel today.
A man has died after falling into a river while driving his mobility scooter at Osney Lock in Oxford.
The 47-year-old man was apparently driving along a flooded pathway when the accident happened shortly before 6:30pm yesterday.
He was recovered from the lock but died at the scene.
Thames Valley Police said his death was being treated as unexplained but was not believed to be suspicious and his family had been informed.
Former BBC director general Mark Thompson has said tonight: "The first questions I want to answer are ones from the MPs and to put Parliament first".
Mr Thompson said he had "made a submission" to the Public Accounts Committee and did not want to make any public statements ahead of his appearance before MPs on Monday.
He has accused BBC Trust boss Lord Patten and trustee Anthony Fry of "fundamentally misleading" the committee in July when they gave evidence on senior staff payouts at the corporation.
Sex offenders could face orders similar to an ASBO which restrict their movements in order to prevent them visiting parks and schools, if campaigners are successful.
An amendment to a bill to create Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Orders, similar to anti-social behaviour orders, is being tabled by Conservative MP Nicola Blackwood, the BBC is reporting.
Ms Blackwood decided to act after Oxford, an area she partly represents, was rocked by the trial of a sex grooming ring preying on young girls.
The Home Office said it would consider the campaign's proposals.
Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Simon Morton, who was praised by the judge for his work on the abuse ring case in Oxford, has reassured victims of abuse that they will be helped by police and warned offenders:
" We know how you think, we know how you work, be under no doubt, no doubt, we are coming for you."
Outside court he said:
Today is a great day for the victims. At last they have seen justice.Tonight, when the girls go home, they can go home in confidence, knowing that these men that have caused them so much pain are behind bars.
But, more than that, this shows every victim in the country that justice can work and it can work for them.
And I put a plea out to them - if you have suffered in the same way that our girls have suffered, please come forward and tell your story, we can help.
There is another message here and the message is this - if you even think about carrying out or committing the sort of sexual atrocities that we have seen in this case then think again.
Look over your shoulder and keep looking over your shoulder.
We know how you think, we know how you work, be under no doubt, no doubt, we are coming for you.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has promised that victims of abuse will be supported by the agency and police in future after seven men were sentenced for the abuse of girls as young as 11 in Oxford.
The abuse these girls were subjected to was truly appalling. Today’s sentences reflect the seriousness of the offences, and the young age and vulnerability of the victims when the offences were committed.
This is an important point for other victims out there, who may think that they won’t be believed because they too seemingly ‘agreed’ to sexual activity. The background and context of such sexual activity is of crucial importance and victims who are forced to succumb to it by the use of such tactics do not, in the eyes of the law, consent to it. Their freedom to make a choice has been cruelly taken away from them.
– Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern
This case shows our approach is working, and I urge any victims of sexual offences to come forward and report their abuse to the appropriate authorities. We and the police will listen and support you.