ROTHERHAM has become a byword for scandal — a town where the sexual exploitation of hundreds of young white girls by Asian grooming gangs went on under the the noses of authorities for years and even decades. But how was the systematic abuse uncovered, who were among the twisted offenders and who helped speak up for the victims? Child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, was at epidemic levels from as early as the s before being exposed in A series of articles by journalist Andrew Norfolk in The Times revealed the vast scale of child protection failings in the town — saying the police and social services knew of but did little about the danger Asian grooming gangs posed. These investigations coincided with the conviction of 12 men of predominantly British-Pakistani heritage for running a vast child abuse ring in nearby Rochdale in May
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