Police pay tribute to bravery of sexual exploitation victims

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The police officer who led the investigation into child sexual exploitation in Aylesbury has paid tribute to the bravery of the two victims.

Investigating officer, Supt Gill Wootton said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the victims in this case for their bravery in coming forward and having the immense courage to attend court.

“It is because of their courage that six men have been found guilty of serious sexual offences against children and potential victims are safe from them.

“We will continue to support the two victims in this case and any other victims of sexual exploitation who contact us.

“This has been a long and complex case involving a lot of hard work from many different people and agencies and so I want to thank everyone for their efforts.

“I also want to take this opportunity to ask anyone out there who may have been a victim of crime to come forward and talk to us. This case shows that we will listen and do everything in our power to bring the offenders to justice.

“TVP continue to work with partners to tackle CSE and to bring historic and current offenders to justice.”

Olly Wright, Area Commander for Aylesbury Vale, said tackling child sexual exploitation was a big priority for the force and also paid tribute to the victims for coming forward (see video).

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