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Extensive child sex abuse in UK: Report

2012-11-21 15:02

London — An extensive report has found high levels of child abuse in Britain, with more than 2 400 victims during a 14-month period that was scrutinised.

The Office of Children's Commission interim study released Wednesday also found around 16 500 additional children are at "high risk" of sexual exploitation.

It follows a series of reports of "grooming" cases in which rings of men preyed on troubled underage girls.

It also comes after the police and the BBC have been sharply criticised for failing to take action against the late Jimmy Savile, an entertainer who has been alleged to have repeatedly abused young girls.

The commission found that abuse is greater than had been thought and that many sexual exploitation victims are not seen by professionals and do not have their cases recorded.

Comments
  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-21 15:32

    I wonder what the real figures are for SA.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-21 15:35

      We can't publish those, it will make us look like uncivilised savages!

  • kevin.cloete3 - 2012-11-21 15:37

    This is the result of pornography.

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2012-11-21 16:09

      Are you for real?????

  • klipkop.degroote - 2012-11-21 16:12

    Explains all the kids that go missing hey. We've known for many years that the world is broken, this aint a shock. And i bet they have not even included the Catholic church abuse figures here.

  • steven.barr.9404 - 2012-11-21 23:23

    I see no mention of what religion these gangs are or the ethnicity of the girls they target

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