Imagine the fear. A young six and seven year old child, subjected to the most abhorrent and horrific acts of sexual violence, which continued for a number of years. A young girl, who stated in court that she was raped over 1000 times by her father and her uncle, and who also stated that she was filmed on some occasions while she was raped, and forced to watch the film.
It’s something that doesn’t bear thinking about. But we must think about it if society is ever going to confront the reality of the continuing cycle of sexual abuse.
The young girl in this case, now a woman, stood shaking in the dock of Coleraine court this month and recalled parties, where a number of men played cards as she was forced to sit in the corner with no clothes on.
“They played cards and the person with the highest…
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