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.
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.