#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (Rotherham) – August 27 – South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has vowed to stay in the job despite calls for him to quit over widespread child abuse in Rotherham.
An inquiry found at least 1,400 children in the town were sexually exploited by predominantly Asian criminal gangs between 1997 and 2013.
PCC Shaun Wright was the councillor in charge of children’s services at Rotherham Council from 2005 to 2010.
He said he believed he was the most appropriate person to hold the post.
A report commissioned by the council was published on Tuesday and revealed the massive scale of abuse in Rotherham.
The inquiry team noted fears among council staff of being labelled “racist” if they focused on victims’ descriptions of the majority of abusers as “Asian” men.
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