A teenage girl in Britain was raped by 90 different men in one weekend after allegedly being enslaved by a sex ring, a shock new report has claimed.
The 16-year-old is said to be ‘deeply traumatised’ by the experience, despite not coming from an ‘at risk’ background.
According to the Daily Express, she was caught up in the web of horrific abuse after befriending vulnerable girls
Her claims were revealed in a report by the Centre for Social Justice into modern slavery and sexual exploitation in Britain
Andrew Wallis, chairman of the group who produced the report, said that the girl ‘is now safe’
The CSJ, a think-tank set up by Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, said more than 1,000 victims of trafficking were reported in the UK last year, a ‘significant number’ of whom were children
Many were forced into prostitution, crime or domestic labour
The think-tank warned that the figure was ‘the tip of the iceberg’ and condemned Britain’s attitude to the problem as ‘shameful’
Half of all sexual exploitation victims found in 2011 were British girls trafficked from city to city within the UK, the report said
A CSJ spokesman branded the situation ‘absurd and unacceptable’, and called for slavery and exploitation to be handled by the criminal authorities rather than the Minister for Immigration
They want a new Modern Slavery Act passed by Parliament to bring all exploitation crimes together, it added.