Rotherham child sex abuse scandal “may have more than 1,500 victims”
THE scale of child sex abuse in Rotherham may have been underestimated in the report which lifted the lid on the scandal, it was claimed today.
The National Crime Agency said Prof Alexis Jay’s estimate that 1,400 children from the town had been groomed and sexually abused in the town between 1997 and 2013 may fall short of the real total.
As part of the latest update on Operation Stovewood, its investigation into allegations of abuse over the 16-year period, the NCA said “our analysis puts the potential number of victims and survivors at 1,510”.
Police identify more victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham than first thought
There are more victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham than first thought, it has emerged today.
In 2014, the author of an independent report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham suggested around 1,400 victims had been identified.
But today, the National Crime Agency, which is investigating historic offences committed in the town between 1997 and 2013, said the figure has risen to 1,510.
Rotherham child sex abuse: Inquiry finds 100 more potential victims
The number of potential victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has risen to more than 1,500, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.
A report published in 2014 estimated 1,400 children were abused in the South Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013.
The NCA, which is carrying out an independent inquiry, said the figure had risen to 1,510 and that at least 1,300 were female.
It said it had identified 110 suspects and six trials were listed for 2018.