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Rotherham child abuse victim on reporting rape claims

A child victim of sexual abuse in Rotherham has told the BBC she was raped weekly, and that her family moved her out of the area after police failed to act on her claims.

Emma, now 24, told Radio 4's Today she was abused between the ages of 12 and 15, and that her parents went to South Yorkshire Police for help.

She told John Humphrys she was given drink and drugs as part of the grooming, and threats were made against her family.

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner faces calls to resign, and council leader Roger Stone is to step down after a report found at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited by criminal gangs between 1997 and 2013 in the town.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday 27th August.

  • 27 Aug 2014
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