Child protection charity urges abuse victims to get in touch after former Rotherham peer’s conviction

Child protection charity urges abuse victims to get in touch after former Rotherham peer’s conviction

By David Parker | 13/01/2022

Child protection charity urges abuse victims to get in touch after former Rotherham peer’s conviction
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A CHILD welfare charity urged anyone who had experienced abuse to contact them in the wake of the conviction of former Rotherham peer Nazir Ahmed.

The NSPCC said anyone who had experienced abuse, no matter when it happened or who the perpetrator was, could speak out and seek support.

Ahmed (64), a former Rotherham member of the House of Lords, was found guilty last Wednesday of sexually assaulting a boy between 1971 and 1972 and attempting to rape a girl between 1973 and 1974.

The former Rotherham councillor, of East Bawtry Road, was convicted of buggery and two counts of attempted rape.

An NSPCC spokesperson said: “The victims in this case have had to live with the harmful impact of sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Nazir Ahmed for almost 50 years.

“We hope they can find some solace knowing Ahmed has now faced justice for this abuse, and they are receiving the support they need.

“The NSPCC would urge anyone who has experienced abuse, no matter when it happened or who the perpetrator was, to speak out and seek support.”

Children can contact Childline on 0800 1111. Adults who wish to report non-recent abuse or seek advice can contact the NSPCC helpline by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk or calling 0808 8005000.

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