A victim of a Pakistani rape gang has said that at one point during her abuse, she was trafficked to the North African country of Morocco where she was prostituted and repeatedly raped.
Writing in her book No Way Out, ‘Kate Elysia’ — a pseudonym — also revealed that she was sexually abused by more than 70 men from Birmingham and the West Midlands for years, but only two rapists were ever convicted, reports BirminghamLive.
Kate wrote that she had been living in sheltered accommodation and studying for her A-Levels (final school examinations) when she was first raped by ‘Farooq’ (also a pseudonym).
“I was 18 the first time I was raped. I was 18 when I was serially gang-raped. I was 18 when I was trafficked all over England and given to many men, sometimes as many as ten in one night,” she said.
In her novel, Kate revealed she once had been trafficked to Morocco where she was kept in an apartment in Marrakesh — encountering another girl trafficked for sex “not more than 15” — and was raped by multiple men.
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“I can’t remember how many times I’m raped that night, or by who,” she said.
The victim explained that her traffickers then drove here back to the UK in the van she had travelled in which was then allegedly full of cocaine.
The rape gang survivor decided to tell her story to highlight vulnerable adult women — as well as young girls — are being raped and abused by gangs, reports the Daily Record, and that the psychological impact can induce victims to return to their abusers as she had before finally reporting her assaults.
“There is a lot in the media about under-age girls being trafficked, and rightly so,” Kate said.
“But there is not so much about girls who are over the age of consent, or who are 18 and considered to be adults.”
Kate had developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after being raped by Farooq and his cousin ‘Shayyir Ali’.
Talking about her mental health, she explained: “The behaviour of someone suffering with PTSD can seem very confusing.”
“It just doesn’t make rational sense why an abuse victim who escaped one situation of being abused would have irrational urges to go back to the source of that abuse,” she said, describing herself “helpless” but to return to her abusers.
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According to the rape survivor, only Farooq and Shayyir Ali were prosecuted and jailed. During her years of abuse, Kate said that she began to be abused by other men linked to the cousins.
“The Pakistani men I came into contact with made me believe I was nothing more than a s**t, a white w***e. They treated me like a leper, apart from when they wanted sex.
“I was less than human to them, I was rubbish,” she wrote.
Breitbart London has reported on several grooming gangs in Rochdale, Rotherham, and most recently in Telford, where groups of Muslim, Pakistani-origin men preyed on vulnerable, mostly white girls and women.
Police and local authorities were found by reviews and victim statements to have failed to have dealt with the rape gangs due to a culture of political correctness and fear of being labelled racist.