This sordid episode brings shame on a whole community, and draws attention to the dishonourable conduct of those who should have supported the victims but chose instead to ignore their duty.
Meet Huddersfield’s ‘Girl A’ – groomed, raped, beaten and only discarded by gang when she fell pregnant
Groomed in year nine of school, she was sexually abused countless times until she was pregnant and deemed ‘too old’
Vulnerable from being bullied at school, the Huddersfield grooming gang’s main victim was targeted at just 13 or 14 years old.
It started in 2004 when three men – including Amere Singh Dhaliwal and Zahid Hassan – approached her and her even younger friends in Huddersfield bus station as they were on their way to school. They offered the girls cigarettes and told them to skip school to get drunk with them.
They didn’t truant, but they exchanged numbers.
She said they kept phoning her and turning up outside her school. “There was no getting away from them,” she said.
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