‘You get passed around’: Victims of ‘horrifying’ Aylesbury child abuse ring speak out

From ITV News

In an interview released after the verdict, Child A said she had first been approached from the age of 11, when some of the men commented that she was not wearing a bra.

“Then they started wanting my phone number, and they would want to take me to the cinema or park,” she said. “Then we would have a drink together, and they would have sex with me.” 

Prosecutors in the trial at the Old Bailey said, when she was aged just 12 or 13, child A had been passed between 60 mostly Asian men, having been conditioned into thinking it was normal. “They could maybe just want you for six months and then move you on to their brother or cousin, and then that’s it – they don’t want you any more.”

The second victim, child B, spoke of the huge relief following the conviction of six of the 11 accused men on trial.

“I would leave in the morning in my school uniform and I would come home at three in the morning in my school uniform. These men knew that we were 14,” she said. “No girl should ever feel that they have to use their body or what they’ve got as their selling point. They knew they shouldn’t be buying us drinks and feeding us drugs, they knew that.”

The girl’s father – who had separated from her mother – said she (?) only discovered what had happened to her when the police came to tell him last year.

“As her Dad, I take full responsibility. I feel like I’ve failed her. Parents are ignorant to CSE because the tools are not there in front of us. People need to be taught…If CSE is happening in a little market town like Aylesbury, it’s happening in towns and cities all over the country, right this minute. . . 

Child B’s father said they “don’t deserve to see the light of day again”, adding: “I detest them. They took her pride, her self-esteem, all the things that would have helped her to develop into a healthy young woman. They took years away from her that they had no right to take.”