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Rotherham grooming victim: “I feel free and proud of myself” after abuser jailed

Jessica was groomed by Arshid Hussain

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A mother who wanted to kill herself following her abuse by the ringleader of the Rotherham sex-grooming gang has said she finally feels free from his clutches after he was locked up for 35 years. Jessica*, now 30, was targeted by Arshid Hussain when she was just 14 years old and he was 24. She became pregnant by him twice, suffered mental abuse and was physically assaulted. Jessica was also forced into carrying out petty crime after being picked up by Hussain, who was known as ‘Ash’ and ‘mad Ash’ in the northern town. Along with his brothers Basharat and…

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