Details of what may be Britain’s worst ever grooming gang case are emerging after being taken up by a member of the House of Lords, with the victim allegedly abducted, held captive for 12 years, and forced into two Islamic marriages and eight abortions.
House of Lords crossbencher Baroness Caroline Cox has taken up the case of ‘Sarah’, who says she was kidnapped in a Tesco car park aged 15 and subjected to a constant succession of rapes and beatings over 12 years of captivity while police refused to intervene, according to the Daily Mail.
“I know Sarah and her family,” Baroness Cox told the newspaper. “Every sex grooming case is terrible. But the length and cruelty of her abduction make it the worst I have known.”
‘Sarah’ was allegedly taken by a Pakistani Muslim with a large extended family and connections to the minicab trade and “raped, beaten, and made to swallow strong sedatives every day to make her docile”, before being forced into a kind of domestic slavery and “made to learn the Koran in Arabic and allowed to speak only in the Pakistani languages of Urdu and Punjabi”, according to the Daily Mail account of her ordeal.
Police are alleged to have refused to investigate her disappearance or even list her as missing, and the Mail reports her as claiming that even after she finally escaped and tried to report her experience to the authorities “a Muslim [police] officer turned off the tape recorder during an interview… and told her to drop allegations against one of her attackers ‘because of lack of evidence’.”
“The police officer came from the same community as the gang and has since been imprisoned for child sex crimes himself,” she told the newspaper.
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‘Sarah’ says her alleged captor, said to have forced her to wear Islamic clothing including a veil, came to her one day and presented her with an “Islamic wedding certificate signed by an imam at the local mosque” and told her they were married.
“I now think this marriage was to make the police believe I was a willing wife if they ever found me,” she said.
When her alleged captor tired of her, he dissolved their ‘marriage’ by simply telling her three times that they were divorced, in the Islamic style, and married off to another Muslim.
She said she was simply bundled downstairs from her bedroom with almost no warning into a roomful of clapping guests, with the ‘wedding’ ceremony being over in a matter of minutes before she was forced upstairs with her new ‘husband’.
“The women had put petals on my bed in the Muslim tradition,” she claimed.
“The strange man began putting his hands all over me. I was so weak I couldn’t fight him. He raped me as the wedding party was still going on downstairs.”
‘Sarah’ now lives at a secret address away from her family, so they cannot be threatened, but her alleged kidnapper, who tracked her down after a failed escape once before, is alleged to have acquired her phone number already, and called to abuse her as “white trash”.
She is receiving advice from the Christian Legal Centre and the Mothers Against Radical Islam and Sharia organisation as the police belatedly gather evidence to present to the Crown Prosecution Service – but it appears that no charges have been laid against her alleged abusers for the time being.