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Resignation follows report of child sex abuse in English town
Resignation follows report of child sex abuse in English town

The numbers are shocking: at least 1,400 children sexually abused over a 16-year period in an English town of less than 300,000 people. Children “raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked … abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were examples of children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight.” The accusations, laid out in an independent report commissioned by the Rotherham Borough Council and released Tuesday, drew shock across Britain and beyond and led to the immediate resignation of the council’s leader, Roger Stone. On Wednesday, pressure was mounting for the police and crime commissioner in South Yorkshire to step down. The...

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