Child Rape Gang Trial Which Saw Tommy Robinson Jailed Over Reporting Restrictions Sees 20 Abusers Jailed.
A child abuse gang which embarked on a “campaign of rape and other sexual abuse” against vulnerable teenage girls has been jailed, it can now be reported after censorship measures were lifted.
Leeds Crown Court heard grim details about how the predators, from Huddersfield, plied their victims with drink and drugs and threatened to, and sometimes did, abandon them on the moors if they did not comply with demands.
One victim gave birth to a child after being raped, another had an abortion, and one tried to kill herself following the abuse, The Times reports.
Most of the groomers — who had sinister nicknames like Chiller, Dracula, and Bully — were Pakistani heritage, with some from India, two Sikh, and many Muslims.
The case bears similarities to other cases in the UK – including Rotherham, Newcastle, and Oxford – with victims claiming police and authorities were slow or reluctant to act, potentially due to political correctness.
Reporting of the case in the media was completely blocked by authorities, despite intense public interest and details available online. Activist Tommy Robinson was imprisoned after reporting details on social media, with a media ban on reporting about Robinson’s imprisonment also being imposed.