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U.K. Council staff considered abused children as “prostitutes” instead of victims

Over a 40-year period, children as young as 11 are reported to have been targeted by sexual predators who drugged, beat and raped them.

An investigation by the Sunday Mirror found allegations dating back to the 1980s, with many cases mishandled by authorities and a number of perpetrators going unpunished.

Council staff considered abused children as “prostitutes” instead of victims, according to files seen by the newspaper.

The paper reported that abuse was continuing in the Shropshire town, which has a population of around 170,000.