There will be "many more" Rotherham-style child sex abuse cases uncovered in the coming months, a leading police officer has said.
Sex crimes involving children have for “too long been a hidden crime,” Norfolk Police Chief Constable Simon Bailey told the Guardian, as he suggested the Rotherham abuse scandal was the tip of the iceberg.
Mr Bailey, the national lead officer for the child protection and abuse investigation, warned that the scale of the problem was far larger than previously thought.
“We don’t know for sure. But I think it’s tens of thousands of victims [a year] of an appalling crime,” he added.
Police in Rochdale failed to pursue sexual abuse claims despite being handed victim's written account before she died, ITV News can reveal.
Hundreds of child abusers are walking the streets because police have failed to investigate claims of abuse, ITV News has found.