Nine jailed over sexual abuse in Bradford, England children's home
Saturday, March 2, 2019
On Wednesday, nine men were jailed due to sexual abuse and rape of two teenage girls at a children's home in England. A tenth defendant was found not-guilty.,
The nine men were prosecuted for 22 different crimes. These included rape and inciting child prostitution.
Judge Durham Hall QC said they "appear not to have shown any respect for the minimum standards of decent behaviour." Prosecutor Kama Melly QC said the victims were "ripe and vulnerable to manipulation" and had been used "to satisfy [the accused's] sexual desires".
One of the victims decided to allow her name to be made public. She said she did this to show victims "there is nothing to be ashamed of". One of the victims said the men thought they were "nothing but a toy to play with".
Bradford Council stated, "The Safeguarding Board will look closely at this case to see if there are any lessons we can learn that could help us keep young people safer".
- Terri-Ann Williams and Joe Middleton. "'I was nothing but a toy to play with': Victim of Bradford sex abuse gang who plied her with drink and raped her when she was 14 speaks out as they are jailed for total of nearly 116 years" — , February 27, 2019
- "Bradford grooming: Nine jailed for abusing girls" — , February 27, 2019