It can now be revealed that Telford has the third highest number of child sexual offences recorded in the United Kingdom, just behind Blackpool and Rotherham, according to the Home Office.
An investigation by the Sunday Mirror gathered allegations of abuse in the Shropshire town said to include cases involving girls as young as 11 who were drugged, beaten and raped. Lucy Lowe was murdered in 2000 with her mother and sister, when her 26-year-old abuser Azhar Ali Mehmood set fire to their house.
Reporters talked to 12 victims that identified over 70 abusers.
In 2014, revelations that as many as 1,400 children were sexually abused by gangs of predominantly Asian men in Rotherham shocked Britain.
Despite the horrors of high-profile sex rings in Rochdale and Rotherham gaining national attention, authorities in Telford repeatedly failed to address the pedophile rings rife within the their own community.
Social workers were said to have known about the offending as far back as the 1990s, but it took cops a decade to launch a probe. She even gave birth to his child when she was 14.
The taxi driver was later jailed for life after being convicted of three counts of murder - but was never arrested or charged over sex abuse. "I thought they'd only be safe if I killed myself", said one victim, who attempted suicide.
In 2000, 16-year-old Lucy Lowe was murdered along with her mother and 17-year-old sister.
In 2002, 13-year-old Becky Watson died in a auto accident in Shropshire.
Following allegations from victims that the sex abuse is still ongoing after almost 40-years, Tory MP Lucy Allan has demanded a public enquiry into the decades-long child abuse scandal. At the time, the crash was reported as a "prank" gone wrong.
"She had kept a tragic dairy which told of how she was forced to sleep around", and how the police treated her as the criminal.
He added: "It is really important to me that anyone who feels they are a victim of such crimes, or that they know someone who is, can come forward - knowing they will be taken seriously and will be looked after, and that we will go wherever the evidence takes us to investigate these crimes. If Becky's abuse had been properly investigated by the authorities more girls could have been saved from going through this hell". He denied knowing anything about childhood sexual abuse in the Telford area when approached by the Mail last night, and categorically denied any involvement in such activity himself.