South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright rejected calls for his resignation today, reasoning that he already resigned from his role as head of Rotherham's children's services in 2010 following a critical Ofsted report.
I stood down in 2010 from that particular role and took my responsibility at that time. There has been a period of time between that and then I subsequently became the South Yorkshire Police Commissioner.
With the benefit of hindsight and all the lessons that have been learnt ... there has been a huge amount of learning and I've taken all this and made sure that it's been fully implemented in South Yorkshire Police and it's now making a difference to many young people in South Yorkshire and Rotherham.
...I'm very sorry for any abuse that took place - if I could have prevented it I would.
Children as young as 11 were raped by large groups of men, a new inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has found.
A report into 16 years of child sexual abuse in Rotherham has concluded that the true scale of exploitation in the town will never be known.