The publication of a new report on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, UK, makes for truly heartbreaking reading, and adds to a chilling tally of convictions across the country.  Last year, the Independent featured the harrowing tale of one of the Oxford sex gang victims. Groomed by Mohammed Karrar from the age of eleven (his first gift to her was a bottle of pop), she was raped repeatedly by him and his contemporaries over a five-year period, forced to have a backstreet abortion after falling pregnant at 12, ended up being taken into care at 13, and suffered brutal violence at the hands of Karrar and his brother.  She was also injected with heroin, which she started to take herself “because it was better than being alive, better than feeling.” [Read more] – Michael’s Blog