I came across Jennifer’s story on twitter, Jennifer, @IamUKSurvivor 
She had a brief version of her story on her pinned tweet, and it is a powerful piece of writing and so with her permission I reproduce it here.
Gangs are wrongly referred to, in my opinion, as grooming gangs. That tends to give the wrong impression as to extent of violence and harm they inflict. They are nothing less than child rape gangs of which grooming is a part.
They deliberately pick on vulnerable children without much support, like those in children’s homes. They are also child trafficking gangs, and sex trafficking gangs. Authorities will call abuse like this child sexual exploitation (CSE)
These survivors were horrendously let down by social services and the Police, and there must be further investigation into the people that failed, the system that failed and any organisations that were involved.
It never ceases to amaze me how resilient victims and survivors are. After all they have been through they still want to help others.
She has updated her story since I first copied it and added more details.
WARNING:My story contains horrific disturbing facts about sexual acts throughout my life I had no control over.
When I lived with my parents I suffered years of rapes sexual assaults and beatings by some white men, only one of them was jailed. I was also abused by my mum and dad by beatings.
When I was age 13 I was put in a horrible children’s home and older Pakistani bloke Adil his nickname Jacko in his 30s came in to my life. For over 19 years from age 13 I was repeatedly raped sexually assaulted beaten up and tortured in different towns and cities. In over 19 years a few hundreds of Pakistani men have hurt me.
Adil is not like the “grooming gangs” he was a different type of abuser. There were not any other girls and women. I was the only girl/women, he allowed few hundreds of men from different towns and cities in UK to rape and torture me.
Most of the time Adil took me to men on his own, sometimes his brothers, dad and some of his friends helped him. Adil put something that smelt funny over my mouth and nose and put me in back of his van and forced took me to different towns and cities to lots of men.
He told them what to do to me, they did lots of horrible frightening painful things to my body. I was repeatedly raped vaginally and anally by penis and different objects. Lots of times I was raped sexually assaulted and tortured more 20 times in a day, lots of times by gangs of them, lots of times basement/room full of them.
I couldn’t always count how many men there were because lots of times there were so many of them. Adil started raping me on my 16th birthday but allowed lots of other men to start when I was age 13. He waited to rape me when I was age 16 because he believed he could not go to jail because I was old enough.
I didn’t have sex with any of them, I was raped, sexually assaulted, beaten up and tortured. I was not in control, he was. I never went to him, he kept finding me and took me sometimes helped by his brothers dad and some of his friends. I couldn’t stop any of them.
I was tied up, had darts chucked at me, pins in my boobs and clit and hung up naked and hit by belt and other things. I was burnt, beaten up, drugged up, alcohol forced down my mouth, cigarette ash down my mouth, my butt and vagina.
They tied me to a tree naked in dark scary woods after I was gang raped. I was almost drowned, was almost buried alive. I was tied up naked with my legs apart in a basement full of men. I had penis and objects in my both holes at same time.
They kicked my knees in. I sometimes struggle to walk. I had gun pointed in my vagina (I don’t know was real gun or not). Lots of horrible things have happened to me for over 19 years, (and for years by some white men before Pakistani men came in to my life).
When I was on my period it was my butt rape only till periods stopped. They did lots of horrible frightening painful things to my body, mostly my boobs, nipples, vagina, clit and butt, they sexually tortured me.
Adil was very aggressive strict and controlling, he is very scary dangerous man (I won’t share everything and every detail of what they did to me. I have lots more to talk about it’s not nice.)
I got called a prostitute and slut. I wasn’t a prostitute, I was raped, sexually abused, beaten up and tortured. Adil forced took me to different towns and cities to men and allowed them to do horrible stuff to me.
Adil has hurt me lots too. Lots of times he filmed me being raped and tortured. Their faces were covered so they did not show. He also made me have topless and fully naked pictures taken.
I have been through so much when I was a child teenager and adult. I have been ignored by police social services and care staff, most of them didn’t care.
Last time it happened to me was in 2017 I am now safe getting all the help and support I need thanks for reading from Jennifer.
Jennifer also states
I care about all victims and survivors I’m against all abusers.
It is vital that as many people that feel able to, get their stories out into the public. One page such as Jennifer’s story, gives such a window into the abuse and the extent of the abuse, that makes it harder for all the other abuse to be covered up.
No one needs to go to authorities and trust them and wait years to tell your story. Get it out on social media twitter, facebook, blog, video whatever. It all helps.
We do need more bloggers and with the amount of brave people telling their stories now, if any of these survivors can set up a blog to help blog survivor stories in writing, podcasts or videos that would be a very useful thing to do, otherwise they can get lost down facebook feeds or twitter feeds. I will willingly help and advise anyone to set up a blog.
Thankyou to Jennifer, another brave survivor.
I only post on Twitter at present, if you have found this post useful, please post on social media – facebook, instagram, pinterest, gab – whichever ones you are on. This is most helpful to spread the information. Thankyou.
- The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
- National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
- One in Four [C]
- Havoca [D].
- Useful post on Triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
- Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G] and Meditation [H] may be useful.
- Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma [J]
- Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
- Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
- A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
- Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors [N]
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html
Let justice be done though the heavens fall – Fiat justitia ruat cælum