This is The Sun story which was written in conjunction with Exaro News.
THE shocking scale of the threat posed by paedophile gangs is revealed today — with at least THIRTY major police investigations under way.
Massive resources are being ploughed into operations targeting child sex gangs who use alcohol, drugs, cash or celebrity status to groom victims.
It comes after a rise in the number of reported cases following the Jimmy Savile scandal and the Rochdale paedo ring — which has so far seen ten men jailed.
Hundreds of officers are working on operations around the country.
In the past, units tackling sex abuse have been the Cinderellas of policing, with a comparative shortage of resources. But their manpower is now on a similar level to murder probes.
Where is the national coordination ? Who is joining up the dots ? The problem with these piecemeal investigations is that they are unable to see the big picture. It’s no wonder no national paedophile ring can be found, nobody is looking for one.