20 February 2018
The number of children believed to have been sexually exploited in Rotherham has now increased to 1,510
in the first official increase in the figure since the scandal erupted four years ago.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) detectives revealed the updated figure in a briefing on Operation Stovewood,
the investigation into child sexual exploitation over a 16-year period in the South Yorkshire town.
Prof Alexis Jay’s report in 2014 identified 1,400 victims.
The NCA inquiry, the biggest of its kind in the UK, identified 110 suspects,
of whom 80% are of Pakistani heritage, officers said.