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The Betrayed Girls will include testimony from the victims whose stories have not been told before. 

It follows the 2012 conviction of nine Asian Muslim men for grooming, rape and sex trafficking. 

Last month the BBC showed acclaimed TV drama Three Girls, which was based on the abuse of youngsters in Rochdale. 

The 90-minute documentary will claim that the abuse went beyond Rochdale and was happening across cities and towns in the north and beyond. 

It will include interviews with those who spoke out on behalf of the girls, including Sara Rowbotham, manager of Rochdale Crisis Intervention Team, ex-detective constable Maggie Oliver and chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal. 

A BBC spokesman said: “The film reveals how it wasn’t just the professionals whose job it was to protect the girls who ignored their plight. 

“This was a story where many from the police, social services, politics and the Muslim community also chose to look the other way.” 

The film’s director Henry Singer also made Baby P: The Untold Story about 17-month-old Peter Connelly, killed at the hands of his mother, her boyfriend and his brother in Haringey in 2007. 

The Betrayed Girls to be shown on the BBC in July.