A 13-year-old girl who was gang-raped by five men was left so traumatised by the ‘terrifying attack’ that she could not confess this to anyone, even her mother, for three years.
The schoolgirl was assaulted as she returning home through an alleyway and was dragged into a nearby field, where she was assaulted.
It has been learnt that the five men, who were all described as being between 25 and 35 years old, struck as the girl walked through the narrow path in Rayleigh, Essex, England, at around 9.30 p.m. on February 24, 2011.
However, the report to the police has been made just recently, as the young victim found courage to break her three-year silence about the attack.
She told her mother first, and then they reported the case to the police immediately.
“This was a terrifying assault by five men on a girl who was aged 13 at the time.
“She was traumatised and remained scared of the men until she found the courage to tell her mother what had happened,” a detective narrated.
Specially trained officers from have now interviewed the victim and released an E-fit of one of the main suspects.
The police also urged the residents to share any information available with them about the assault.