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One tactic Mr Morton's team used was to get consent from the parents of some victims to take the girls' underwear to be tested for DNA, to try to establish rotgerham was sexually abusing them. No-one came forward She said: "I struggle to live a normal life day to day.
I still have a fear of going outside. I feel my life has been taken away from me.
I cannot form loving or lasting relationships with men. I have not been able to care for my rothrham as a mother should be able to.
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Detectives managed to track down one woman who told officers she had been abused as a teenager. I was able to show it spanned all those years.
Over the following years, men accused of similar crimes in Rochdale, Rotherham, Manchester and Newcastle would go chqt trial. The same day the first group of Oxford abusers was sentenced, 27 JuneMr Morton retired from the force.
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The review found "many errors" were made across the Thames Valley force and social services, both of which "failed to see that these children were being groomed in an organised way by groups of men". At the time, Mr Morton said there was "no hiding" from these failuresadding that "in some aspects, calls for help were ignored". Despite the lengthy prison sentences sec to the seven men who were convicted inDet Ch Insp Mark Glover - who replaced Mr Morton as Operation Bullfinch's lead detective - knew "there was still a lot more work to do" investigating crimes that pre-dated those that were the focus of that trial.
Mr Glover's colleague Det Insp Nicola Douglas said "it was almost like forming a queue" in bringing further cases to court. She said police had to be "really honest" with the victims, who could not "expect quick justice". It was all the same names - they were names victims habitually spoke about. Many of the victims who were identified did not want to give evidence. He said he believed his team approached between and women.
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About a dozen would give evidence over the five trials that followed the first court case. The prosecutor, who prepared the case swx for every trial, said evidence of how girls had been "groomed over the years" was key to showing "they weren't really consenting, they were submitting". For Mr Morton, the investigation his team started has changed policing forever.