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Two Year Inquiry into Gang Related Sexual Exploitation of Young People Announced

posted 13 Oct 2011, 12:36 by Damian Wood
Many more young people than previously thought could be subject to sexual exploitation by gangs, the Office of the Children's Commissioner says as it launches a two-year inquiry into the scale of the problem. Deputy Children's Commissioner Sue Berelowitz said the issue reached across all classes and races with current estimates suggesting up to 10,000 children and young people in the UK are subject to such abuse.

The Child Sexual Exploitation - Gangs and Groups Inquiry (CSEGG) - will attempt to discover how many children are being sexually exploited by both organised gangs and groups of people.