Wales Online report:

More than 10 children are sexually abused in South Wales every week, according to alarming new figures disclosed by South Wales Police

The data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that 1,072 incidents of sexual abuse affecting children were investigated by police between April 2011 and March 2013.

The figures suggest that over the past two years an average of 300 children under the age of 18 have fallen victim to sexual offences every month.

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