A teenage girl has been charged with perverting the course of justice after she reported to the police that she was a victim of a grooming gang.
The young girl, currently in custody, claimed to have been drugged, beaten and raped by an Asian grooming gang in Cumbria.
In a shocking viral facebook post that has been shared thousands of times, the girl claimed that she was put into a car on Tuesday and taken to an adress where three men had sex with her.
“Afterwards I was beaten because I was in debt to these men for not attending “parties” for over seven weeks due to coronavirus” the girl wrote.
She went on to claim that her abusers began to hack off one of her fingers as a punishment and that she recieved death threats.
Along with the facebook post, the girl posted multiple photos showing her injured finger and bruises and cuts all over her body, seemingly supporting her claims.
The girl alleged that she had been abused physically and sexually by the gang for a number of years, and saying that there are more girls in the area who are being abused.
However, the girl has now herself been arrested and is being charged with perverting the course of justice.
Cumbria Police said a 12-month investigation had been conducted regarding claims of an Asian grooming gang resulting in no men being charged.
The force’s Head of Crime and safeguarding Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Holden said: “When the question is asked ‘is there an organised gang of Asian men in Barrow conducting abuse or other exploitation against individuals?’ our investigation has shown that has not been corroborated or otherwise evidenced.”
The 19 year old woman is now the subject of ongoing criminal proceedings and is charged with seven counts of perverting the course of justice.
She was released on bail, but has however been arrested on the 20th of May for breaching her bail conditions and is currently in custody.
The girl has revealed extensive details about her ordeal with the alleged grooming gang.
“These are evil yet clever men. They know how to manipulate, convince and threaten girls into staying. When they can’t, they use extreme violence…I used to believe that these people loved me. I realize now that they used me for their own gain and profit. They have beaten me on multiple occasions, sometimes for no reason at all.
They have stripped me naked, beaten me and dumped me in the middle of nowhere with nothing…no money, phone, ID, clothes, shoes, nothing…They did this once in winter (when) I got found with bad hypothermia.
They have broken my ribs and many bones in my face. They have split my ear, cut my throat, attempted to cut my boobs and nipples off.
They have carved words into my body, branded me with letter…they have burnt me and used me as an ashtray to stamp cigarettes out…They have put lit petrol rags and threatening letters through my letter box, they have followed me home, tried to drown me, strangled me and they have stalked me.” the girl said.
Further, she said that she thought one of the only ways she could escape this life was to marry one of her abusers.
There has been major scandals in Britain with grooming gang coverups. A report suggested that police in Manchester did not take action against a grooming gang because of fears of inciting “racial hatred”, something we reported on earlier.
Almost 19 000 children have been sexually groomed in England in the past year according to official figures.