A damning report is expected to disclose that more than 300 young people have been groomed and sexually exploited by gangs in Oxfordshire over the past 15 years.
Systemic failures by police and social services meant victims were subjected to years of sexual torture, rape and trafficking, it is understood.
The victims, mostly girls, come predominantly from Oxford, making it the latest area in Britain to be embroiled in a scandal over the handling of child sex abuse and proving the issue is not confined to inner cities.
One senior investigative source told The Guardian: “If you think you haven’t got a problem in your city or town, you are just not looking for it.”
However, it is feared that the figure may be just the tip of the iceberg.
The latest report follows the Jay report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, which found 1,400 young people had been subjected to grooming and abuse in the area over a similar time frame.
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