Telford abuse victim tells of 'whirlwind of rape' ordeal as she reveals no one stepped in to help

It was a whirlwind of rape every day

Telford abuse victim claims she was sold for sex 'countless times' a day

A victim of the alleged grooming scandal in Telford has spoken out about her horrifying four-year ordeal, claiming she was 'raped every day' by a gang of seven men who sold her for sex 'countless times' a day.

It is claimed up to 1000 children suffered abuse at the hands of a sex gang in the Shropshire town over four decades. It is understood some cases involved children as young as 11 who were drugged, beaten and raped.

Speaking anonymously, the woman, known only as Holly, said her sickening ordeal began when she was just 14 years old. Talking about the scale of the abuse, the woman claimed she was raped on a daily basis, took emergency contraception repeatedly and was forced to have two abortions over a four year period, yet no one ever asked any questions...

''I was abused from 14 to 18. My abuse started with boys my own age, who went on to sell my phone number to older men. From there, it was a whirlwind of rape every day basically,'' she said.

''I was going into the doctors and the youth sexual health clinic to get the morning after pill probably twice a week, and no one questioned anything. I had two abortions and still nothing was said to me. I was in cars stopped by the police and they asked no questions as to why I was there with a much older man.

''It got to the point where I tried to commit suicide but still no one asked me any questions about what was going on in my life, and why I was reacting the way I was reacting.''

I need answers, my family needs answers

A victim of the sickening abuse scandal in Telford has called for an urgent public inquiry into why authorities failed to step in earlier

'Holly' claims she was repeatedly 'blackmailed' by her abusers who threatened to rape her family and burn down her house if she spoke out about the abuse.

''I was being sold every day, countless times, for four years,'' she added.

There are calls for an urgent public inquiry into child exploitation after it was alleged that officials knew of the abuse and trafficking allegations but failed to act.

Meanwhile, 'Holly' has demanded to know why she and other victims were failed by the authorities for so long.

''I feel angry that we're still being denied a specific inquiry in Telford,'' she said.

''People need to admit there have been massive failings,'' she continued. ''I need answers, my family needs answers!''