Rotherham was named today as the council that invited Arshid “Mad Ash” Hussain, a multiple rapist who was the ringleader of a notorious child rape gang, to seek prison visits from the child conceived when he raped his mother.
Hussain had no parental responsibility for his son but the local authority contacted him in jail and invited him to stake a claim in the child’s future.
Campaigners said that the “perverse” decision amounted to an offer to “retraumatise” his victim. The Ministry of Justice said that it was investigating whether it was the result of a social worker’s error or systemic failings.
The Jay Report in 2014 found that at least 1,400 children had been raped, exploited and trafficked at the hands of mostly Pakistani men in Rotherham over a 16-year period.
The boy’s mother, Sammy Woodhouse, posted a Facebook video today in which she identified herself as the woman at the centre of the case.
She was 16 when she first went to the police to tell them about Hussain but her claims fell on deaf ears. Sammy went to expose her vile abusers five years ago, the police threatened her with jail.
In 2012 she spoke to the Jay Inquiry. In February 2016, following a high profile court case into the Rotherham sex scandal, Arshid Hussain, 41, was jailed for 35 years for 23 offences, which included rape and indecent assault. Among his nine victims was an 11-year-old girl.
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