Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Grooming Victim 'Bumped into Abuser' after Release from Jail

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Grooming Victim 'Bumped into Abuser' after Release from Jail

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A VICTIM of the Rochdale grooming gang has told how she 'bumped into' one of her abusers after he was released from prison.

The anonymous victim told Good Morning Britain how she 'just froze' when she recently came face to face with one of the gang, who were jailed in 2012. She was speaking after BBC drama Three Girls, which ended on Thursday night, put the scandal firmly back in the limelight.

The victim, who was referred to as 'Lily', told the ITV programme: "I bumped into one [of the men] in my hometown a few weeks ago.

"I just froze because I was, like, what do I do? There's nothing I can do. I've brought it to court, he was sentenced and now he's out."

As the M.E.N. revealed yesterday all but two of the gang have been released from prison - and four of them are mounting yet another taxpayer-funded legal bid to fight plans to deport them to Pakistan. …

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