A total of 35 South Yorkshire Police officers are still under investigation following the grooming scandal in Rotherham, according to the police watchdog.
This week marks three years since Professor Alexis Jay (pictured) released her findings that 1,400 girls had been groomed, trafficked and raped in the town.
Her report also found that local authorities had failed to take the problem seriously.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) says it will be next year before any decisions are made, once all 88 investigations into South Yorkshire Police’s handling of allegations of child sexual abuse following the child grooming scandal have concluded.
A statement by the IPCC says: “”We are aiming to complete all of our investigations by the end of this financial year, at the latest. We aim to publish our report soon after the investigations have concluded.”
Dozens of police officers under investigation over child sex abuse scandal in Rotherham
A total of 35 police officers are under investigation over the child sex abuse scandal in Rotherham – three years after a damning report laid bare the scale of the issue.
Three years ago this week, Professor Alexis Jay published a report on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, which revealed that around 1,400 children were abused between 1997 and 2013 while those in authority turned a blind eye.
Prof Jay was commissioned to write the report by Rotherham Council, with its shock findings triggering a series of resignations, including that of the council leader, chief executive and head of children’s services.