This story about men in the UK being sentenced for grooming and then abusing young girls had an interesting fact in it that I wanted to share.
The court heard how the men identified vulnerable girls for abuse and then groomed each one of them until they were under the control of the gang.
They were then each either abused by the men themselves, given to the men’s friends or offered at a price to others who were not on trial.
The girls were mostly chosen because their unsettled or troubled lives made them easier to manipulate.
I’ve said it before, and this example backs me up. The best thing we can do to protect kids is to make sure they are being raised well and are not vulnerable to abusers.