Diana Russell analyses and compares the prevalence and causes of three forms of sexual exploitation -- rape, child sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in the workplace. . . .
Sarah said: "It makes me feel sad that some girls could be Out There right now going through what I did. "
Sarah, who spoke to the BBC anonymously, said her life was "ruled by them" when she was raped and abused in her early teens between 2000 and 2003.
During The Trial , which ended in the convictions of Mohammed Ali Sultan, Shafiq Younas, Amjad Hussain and Mohammad Rizwan , jurors heard how Sarah was "passed around like a piece of meat" and violently abused if she resisted having sex with numerous Men .
"These Men , they're vile, they're dangerous, they don't care about what they did. "
For nearly 20 years Sarah felt too frightened to come forward, having been threatened by her abusers.
"I was too scared to Say Anything to anyone".
After coming forward, Sarah said she feels relief, although she doesn't know how she found the strength to face her abusers in court, which She Said was "very, very hard".
"I was just determined to finally stand up to these Men for what they did. Why should they get away with it?"
Now, she wants other victims to come forward.
"It feels like now I can have peace and move on. I want to put this behind me as best I can, and I want to help others to tell their story.
"I know they must be feeling scared, I know how that feels, but they've just got to be brave and they've got to speak.
"We've got to put a stop to it. "Det Insp Rob Rondel encouraged victims of child Sexual Exploitation to come forward
"The likelihood of trying to trigger a [police] operation to try and detect this is when someone discloses, so it's absolutely vital that we make it as easy and as safe as possible for people to do that," She Said .
"[It is] highly unlikely a girl who has been brought into drink and drugs is going to go to The Police because they don't expect to be believed. Furthermore they expect to get into trouble themselves.
"We have to have a very good set of support services, so we need third sector organisations properly funded so wherever a disclosure comes from there is a pathway to get people the support they need, which sometimes is life-long. "
She Said covert work, engaging a community and using organisations like Barnardos and Child Line will help build up a picture of abuse.
"In a way you need that same sort of 'see it, say it, sorted' approach to keep a vigilant watch on anything that's off that we have now got all used to with terrorism," she added.
"The Most important thing is that when there is a disclosure we move very quickly to protect people. "
Det Insp Rob Rondel, from West Mercia Police, said: "Our enquiries as part of Operation Vapour continue and will continue as we look to bring to justice those responsible for sexually exploiting others, even if that exploitation took place years ago.
"We encourage victims of child Sexual Exploitation to come forward, engage with police and find support with our partner agencies. "
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