Victim ‘bumped into’ abuser in street
A VICTIM of the Rochdale grooming gang has told how she ‘bumped into’ one of her abusers after he was released from prison.
The anonymous victim told Good Morning Britain how she ‘just froze’ when she recently came face to face with one of the gang.
The victim, who was referred to as ‘Lily’, told the ITV programme: “I bumped into one [of the men] in my hometown a few weeks ago.
“I just froze because I was, like, what I do I do?”
Horrified parents in Rochdale had called police after one of the gang members was spotted back on the streets where he had preyed on young victims.
Locals are said to have confronted one of them.
And police had to visit the man’s family home on Friday as feelings ran high.
Worried people in the town were even reporting his movements on social media forums. One resident said: “A lot of girls they abused will still be living here. People need to know they are back.”
Another added: “I didn’t realise they were out. I’m disgusted we weren’t informed so we could warn our children.”
Furious neighbours first called police before the drama was aired after freed offender Abdul Rauf was spotted in their street visiting the home of his wife and children.
Rauf, 48, was again seen in the quiet cul-de-sac as children played nearby.
He drove off after residents rounded on him.
A police spokesman said: “All we can do is monitor conditions.”
A victim of the Rochdale grooming gang told Good Morning Britain how she ‘bumped into’ one of her abusers after his release