The evil and violent grooming gang who plied children with alcohol before raping them have been jailed for over 130 years by a UK judge.
One of the gang’s victims has spoken out about how the nine men had a harrowing impact on her life following the abuse.
She said: ‘I have the most irrational thoughts because of anxiety. ‘I have fear going to the shops, and very rarely go to restaurants or out on an evening with friends.
‘I was manipulated, used, nothing but a toy to play with. I understand this because new relationships are so much different.
‘I have had years of counselling to understand it wasn’t love it was grooming. ‘When Basharat was arrested I could not leave the house for three months.
‘I had to leave my job because of the dread of him or someone he knew walking through the door. ‘It pains me to see my dad in panic at the thought of Basharat turning up at our house.’
During the trial prosecutor Kama Mell QC said that the teenagers had been ‘ripe and vulnerable to manipulation’ and were subsequently subjected to a range of sexual abuse at the hands of the men in order ‘to satisfy their sexual desires’.
The two girls had both been taken into care at the age of 14 and had repeatedly ran away from their local authority home in Bradford.
However as the home was not a restrictive unit the staff had no power to stop the girls leaving at night.
In his sentencing remarks this afternoon, Judge Durham Hall added ‘no court in England and Wales seems to have escaped grooming by groups or individuals of grown men of vulnerable young persons.’
He said: ‘As the knowledge of the opportunity to take advantage of damaged young people spreads, it is not uncommon for young men to get involved.
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