Abused children ‘refused compensation’ over consent

Rotherham Politics

A woman sexually abused as a child by a grooming gang leader was told by a government body she “consented” to it.

Sammy Woodhouse was initially denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which said she was not “manipulated”.

A Freedom of Information request revealed she is one of nearly 700 child victims of sexual abuse, including grooming, to be refused payments.

CICA is now reviewing its guidelines, the government has confirmed.

Ms Woodhouse, who waived her anonymity in an effort to help others, was 14 when she met 24-year-old Arshid Hussain, who was jailed in 2016.

Hussain, known as Mad Ash around Rotherham, South Yorkshire, was one of three brothers behind the grooming and sexual abuse of more than 50 girls including Ms Woodhouse.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-41125519

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I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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