Rotherham grooming scandal: £2m lawyers’ costs outstrip pay-outs to victims

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Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police have so far paid more than £2m to solicitors defending compensation claims from victims of the town’s child sexual exploitation scandal – significantly more than the amount paid for settled claims to date. The … Continue reading

Rotherham child abuse scandal: Hundreds more under investigation after seven found guilty

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Andrew Norfolk More than 420 suspected offenders are under investigation in a £100 million criminal inquiry triggered by the Rotherham sex grooming scandal, it has been revealed. The figure was released by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as seven men … Continue reading

Former South Yorkshire Police officers hired by NCA to investigate child abuse scandal

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FORMER South Yorkshire Police officers are working on the operation to investigate historic child abuse in Rotherham — after a U-turn by the National Crime Agency. A number of former SYP officers have been hired by the NCA to work … Continue reading

Evil gang of seven men found guilty of 24 CSE offences

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SEVEN men have been found guilty of child sexual exploitation (CSE) offences against five girls — and an eighth man has been cleared of all charges. Six men from Rotherham, and one from Sheffield, were found guilty of 24 offences … Continue reading

Jury out in trial of eight men accused of 27 CSE offences

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A JURY has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of eight men accused of child sexual exploitation offences against five girls. Seven men from Rotherham, and one from Sheffield, are on trial at Sheffield Crown Court accused of … Continue reading

Judge summing up evidence in child sex abuse trial

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A JUDGE is summing up in the trial of eight men accused of child sexual exploitation offences against five girls. The men are standing trial at Sheffield Crown Court accused of 27 counts of child sexual exploitation offences committed between … Continue reading

Huddersfield Examiner – Grooming gang coverage

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Meet Huddersfield’s ‘Girl A’ – groomed, raped, beaten and only discarded by gang when she fell pregnant Groomed in year nine of school, she was sexually abused countless times until she was pregnant and deemed ‘too old’ Vulnerable from being … Continue reading