The full details of the scandal only exploded in 2012 when leaked police files revealed harrowing details of grooming by locals of vulnerable girls forced to have sex with them.
An investigation yesterday found that details were available to officials which could have been followed up.
One civil servant mentioned claims about a taxi firm employing men “actively involved in grooming” girls in a letter to the University of Luton, who had been commissioned to research child sexual exploitation.
Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham, stormed: “It is clear that the Home Office knew about child sexual exploitation in Rotherham from 2002.
Had something like this happened in my hometown, they would be writing books about the bloodbath that occurred to both the perpetrators and the people who covered it up. They would be finding little bits of bodies for decades to come, scattered about the countryside. They would be doing reports on missing people who just didn't show up for work. Every filthy rapist, and every filthy shitstain who allowed the rapists to continue raping little girls, would be hunted down, taken to a place where nobody could hear them scream, and dealt with in such a fashion that the people who found the remains would still vomit years later over the horror of what they'd seen done.
That is how rape gangs and their enablers should be dealt with. Get on it, "Great" Britain.