On the 2nd November 2019, Leeds Crown Court heard how one member of the Huddersfield grooming gang raped a 12-year-old girl and “left her bleeding on the floor” of a public park.

The trial was part of Operation Tandersea, a major police investigation into historic sexual abuse against multiple young girls in Huddersfield, with a total of 26 men now jailed for a combined 312 years for their horrific crimes.

At the latest trial, five men were found guilty of 12 offences against three teenage girls they “deliberately” targeted between 2005 and 2007.

The Court heard how one of the unnamed Defendant’s found guilty of raping a “particularly vulnerable” 12-year-old girl laughed at one of his victims and called her a “sl*g” while he threatened her at knifepoint. The sick rapist also forced young teen girls to swallow a deadly cocktail of alcohol and sleeping tablets to “subdue” them.

Judge Marson, in his sentencing, said the men made the young girls feel special with flattery and gifts before abusing their trust. “They thought these men were showing them genuine affection… so corrupted were some of these girls by this abuse they regarded the behaviour as normal”.

Jordans Solicitors represent clients who have suffered abuse as a result of grooming.

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