UK Sex Gangs Target Around 1000 Children, Ages 11 and Up

  • UK Sex Gangs Target Around 1000 Children, Ages 11 and Up

UK Sex Gangs Target Around 1000 Children, Ages 11 and Up

Now, aged 47, the victim said she told her doctor of the abuse, but her doctor said she was mentally ill and should take medication.

Calling for a public inquiry similar to the one carried out on Rochdale, the woman, who can not be named for legal reasons, told how the abuse began when she was just 14.

The Sunday Mirror claimed it had diaries that revealed her torment at being made to sleep around, while her mother, Torron, told the newspaper her daughter had been abused since the age of 11 but that police failed to properly investigate. But even then we kept asking ourselves what an 18-year-old wanted with a 13-year-old.

An investigation by the Sunday Mirror has revealed Britain's worst ever grooming scandal, which saw authorities paralyzed for 40 years by fears of "racism" accusations as grooming gangs victimized up to a thousand girls in Telford.

"I had two abortions and nothing was said to me".

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.

He was jailed for killing the teen, along with her mum Eileen and her sister Sarah, 17 - but was never arrested or charged over sex abuse.

Mrs Jackson, 72, added: 'Lucy would climb out of windows in order to get out if she was grounded.

'Back then, I just thought it was her being a teenager but now we all know a lot more about grooming and the effects such abuse can have on the victims. Lucy's behaviour fits that picture.

Becky Watson died in a auto crash in 2002 at the age of 13. "I was crying out for help but it felt like I had nowhere to turn".

The publication spoke to 12 victims who "accused more than 70 abusers and claimed that violent rapes were still taking place just months ago".

The council has asked the national Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse "to bring this review forward to Telford".

"The scale of the abuse uncovered in Telford - a population of 170,000 - is feared to be the most brutal and long-running of all", it said. At the time, it was described as a prank gone wrong. Others were left addicted to drugs and scarred for life.

Based on the evidence, professor Liz Kelly, from the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University, estimated 1,000 children fell victim to the pedophiles in Telford alone.

James O'Brien was shocked after hearing how hard it is for the police to catch a child exploitation gang, following a Sunday Mirror investigation uncovers child-grooming in Telford.

A report from the local Telford and Wreckin Council that same year said that "F$3 rom the late 1990s professionals had concerns about the nature of some of the child sexual abuse cases presented to them".

Mr Jones said: 'All (reports) have been investigated with rigour.