Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ten police officers under investigation over Rotherham child abuse scandal

Professor Alexis Jay
Ten officers are under investigation by the police watchdog over the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal, it was confirmed today.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said the South Yorkshire Police officers whose conduct will be investigated were all identified through the Jay Report.

The report, published in August, found that more than 1,400 children had been subjected to child sexual exploitation in the town between 1997 and 2013.

In her report, Professor Alexis Jay criticised the way in which South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council dealt with complaints from teenage girls who said they had been raped and trafficked by gangs of mainly Asian men.  (more...)


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