Rotherham Muslim rape gang scandal: Compensation body told abuse victim she ‘consented’

A woman who was sexually abused as a child by a Rotherham grooming gang was refused compensation by a government body that claimed she consented to it.

Sammy Woodhouse was told by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) that she was not “manipulated” despite her evidence helping to convict a ringleader of the gang last year.

She said: “If an adult can privately think that it’s a child’s fault for being abused, beaten, raped, abducted, I think you’re in the wrong job.”

Woodhouse, one of the most prominent survivors of the Rotherham sex-grooming scandal, is one of nearly 700 child victims of sexual abuse who have been refused payments by CICA.

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