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Rotherham: Police 'would not investigate child abuse for fear of breaching victim's human rights'
A mother who found 125 names of potential sex abusers on her daughter's mobile phone has claimed she was told by police in Rotherham it would be a breach of the girl's human rights if they investigated.
South Yorkshire Police failed to act despite the girl's phone containing descriptions of the sexual abuse she had suffered, it is alleged. In another case, a CID officer suggested a 12-year-old girl who had sex with five men was not a victim of abuse because the sex had been "consensual".
The new details were disclosed by Professor Alexis Jay, the author of this week's report into the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal, in an interview in Saturday's Daily Telegraph.
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