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Monday 21 April 2014

Children sexually exploited by gangs

Thousands of children each year are being sexually exploited by gangs and groups in England, according to an interim report.Figures published midway through a two-year inquiry found 2,409 children and young people were confirmed victims between August 2010 and October 2011.A further 16,500 children were at "high risk" of sexual exploitation between April 2010 and March 2011 a probe by the Office of the Children's Commissioner, which is a non-departmental public body, revealed.

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