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May iPad

BBC1’s Betrayed Girls examines abuse case

BBC1 in the UK has ordered a feature-length documentary about a sex abuse scandal that had repercussions across the country.

Sandpaper Films’ The Betrayed Girls

The Betrayed Girls (1×90′) is being made by UK prodco Sandpaper Films and looks at the conviction of nine Asian men in 2012, who were found guilty of the grooming, raping and sex trafficking of teenage girls in Rochdale.

It later emerged police and social services had known about the abusers for years and that similar crimes had taken place across northern England.

The show features testimony from the victims and those who helped to bring the men to justice. It follows BBC1 and Studio Lambert‘s drama series Three Girls, which was based on the same case.

Henry Singer (The Falling Man) is attached as director, the producer is Rob Miller and Simon Ford is exec producer. The doc was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC1’s director of content, and Clare Sillery, head of commissioning for documentaries.

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