VIDEO: Child sex abuse trial: Survivor’s thanks for support after gang jailed
GROOMERS thrive in their victim’s silence — but if you speak out someone will listen.
That was the message from a child sex abuse survivor who today has seen her abusers jailed for 96 years.
The woman, now 27, hugged and wept her parents in court as the eight men were sentenced after being convicted of 19 sexual offences committed against her in 2003 when she was 13 to 14.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and her family have fought for 13 years to get justice after police did not proceed with her sexual abuse complaints against Sageer Hussain, Masoued Malik and Naeem Rafiq in 2003.
Child sex abuse trial: Judge outlines horrific impact on victims’ lives
JUDGE Sarah Wright outlined the horrific impact a grooming and sex abuse gang of eight Rotherham men had left on their vulnerable teenage victims as she jailed the abusers for a total of 96 years.
Addressing the men at Sheffield Crown Court, she said: “The childhood and adolescence of each of the victims can never be reclaimed.
“Each has suffered severe psychological harm.
Second Rotherham Trial at Sheffield Crown Court: