Telford & Wrekin Council has called on home secretary Amber Rudd to commission a public inquiry into cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE), specifically in Telford.
A number of reviews of CSE have already taken place in the borough but the council now believes only an independent inquiry commissioned by the government is now appropriate.
Seven men were jailed in 2013 for child prostitution in the town after the Operation Chalice investigation.
However, fresh allegations were made in the Sunday Mirror that up to 1,000 children could have been victim to abuse in Telford over the last 40 years.
Telford & Wrekin Council’s leader Shaun Davies (Lab) said: “I grew up in Telford and was at school when many of the horrific cases reported over the last few days took place. As a resident, a contemporary of those who suffered and now as a parent, these stories sicken me.