Rotherham trial: Alleged victim rejects defence claims she invented decade of abuse

Rotherham trial: Alleged victim rejects defence claims she invented decade of abuse

A central witness in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial has angrily rejected repeated accusations by defence barristers that she had lied about being abused for a decade.

The alleged victim broke down in tears during parts of her cross-examination about her evidence at Sheffield Crown Court.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/rotherham-trial-alleged-victim-rejects-defence-claims-she-invented-decade-of-abuse-1-7631578

Rotherham trial: Police officer ‘failed to act on report of girl’s abuse’

A girl allegedly repeatedly sexually abused and violently beaten from the age of 11 tried to report what was happening to her to police and children’s home staff – but nothing was ever done, a court heard.

The now 36-year-old woman told Sheffield Crown Court a complaint has been made about the officer she passed allegations to but who apparently failed to act upon them.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/rotherham-trial-police-officer-failed-to-act-on-report-of-girl-s-abuse-1-7631590

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