Operation Sanctuary: Police blamed girls for being abused by Newcastle sex gangs

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Operation Sanctuary: Police blamed girls for being abused by Newcastle sex gangs Hundreds of girls and young women victims of sex grooming gangs were blamed for their own abuse by the authorities who failed to tackle the problem, a report … Continue reading

Still no verdict in trial of man accused of raping teenage girl

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The jury in the trial of a man accused of raping a teenage girl has been sent home for the night again without reaching a verdict. Jurors have spent the day deliberating in the case of Asghar Bostan (47) but … Continue reading

Rape trial: Teenager’s personality “changed” after being groomed

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THE MUM of a woman raped after being groomed as a teenager told police how her daughter changed around the time the abuse took place. A statement by the mum, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was read at Sheffield Crown … Continue reading

Rape complainant “sure” she’s identified right man, court told

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Rape complainant “sure” she’s identified right man, court told A WOMAN who claims a taxi driver raped her as a teenager says she is “100 per cent sure” she has the right man. The complainant gave evidence at Sheffield Crown … Continue reading