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It's a scandal that the Government is still punishing the sex abuse victims of Britain's vile grooming gangs
Most people would see these women as survivors of horrendous crimes. One of them, Sammy Woodhouse, has become well-known, not just for giving evidence against a notorious grooming gang, but as a courageous campaigner for other victims. Yet, now, these same women have accused Government ministers of further punishing survivors of child abuse like them. Their pleas for a pardon for girls, mostly underage, who were forced to commit crimes by adult abusers have been ignored. It means that they are forced to reveal their decades-old criminal convictions to prospective employers.