Rotherham chief quits over abuse

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The chief executive of Rotherham Council is to step down following a report that exposed the scale of child sexual exploitation in the town.

Martin Kimber will leave the post in December, he has announced.

In a statement, he said wanted to reiterate his “sincere apology to those who were let down”.

Areportpublished last month said at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited from 1997-2013, mainly by men of Pakistani heritage.

Mr Kimber, who joined the authority in 2009, said: “I believe that new leadership will enable the town to recover more quickly from the events of the last two weeks, and strongly signal a new beginning at this critical time in its recovery.”

Council leader Roger Stone quit following the publication of the report, which was commissioned by the council and detailed gang rapes, grooming, trafficking and other sexual exploitation on a wide scale.

Calls for further resignations have…

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