'I CAN'T HATE HIM' Rotherham victim doesn’t hate the man who sexually abused her because her ‘son is a part of him’

Sammy Woodhouse was just 14 when she was groomed, raped and fell pregnant to 25-year-old paedo ringleader Arshid “Ash” Hussain

16 April 2018 - 11:04

A ROTHERHAM sex abuse victim says she can't hate the man who raped her causing her to fall pregnant at 14 because her son "is a part of him".

Sammy Woodhouse was groomed, raped and fell pregnant to 25-year-old paedo ringleader Arshid “Ash” Hussain in 1999.

But writing in the Mail on Sunday, she says she can't hate her abuser.

She said: "People expect me to hate Ash but I can't. My son is part of him and if I hated him, I would have to hate my son.

"I loved Ash. I had a child with him and I expected to spend the rest of my life with him. I was that deluded."

Hussain was part of a paedophile gang, who along with many others groups in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, abused over 1,000 kids between 1997 and 2013.

 She had been groomed by Arshid Hussain, who was ten years older
SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE
She had been groomed by Arshid Hussain, who was ten years older
 Sammy - pictured at the age of 10 - was fascinated by her abuser and persuaded to commit crimes for him
 
Sammy - pictured at the age of 10 - was fascinated by her abuser and persuaded to commit crimes for him

After picking Sammy up at local shops one night, the “dangerous criminal” told her he had spent time in jail and had stolen cars.

Infatuated with Hussain, the schoolgirl started seeing the British Pakistani man nearly every day and soon began a sexual relationship with her violent and sadistic abuser.

After a month they were having sex daily. Twice he got her pregnant, the first time she had an abortion, but when she was 15 she gave birth to a baby boy named James.

Hussain also persuaded Sammy to break the law - including taking part in an armed post office robbery, she claims.

She has now slammed cops who she says accused her of being a "child prostitute" and social services for threatening to take her kids away.

 Sammy, here aged 15, cradles the baby she had with Hussain
 
Sammy, here aged 15, cradles the baby she had with Hussain
 But she insists she doesn't hate her abuser
 
But she insists she doesn't hate her abuser

Sammy claims how, when she finally opened up to police about the grooming, cops told her she originally would have been seen as a "lovesick teenager ".

And speaking about a 2001 report into the abuse, Sammy said: "Chillingly, I learned I was named as one of 10 victims – or 'child prostitutes’ as we were still called then."

Her distraught parents had asked for Sammy to be taken into care to keep her away from Hussain.

Yet social workers allowed him to keep meeting the vulnerable teen, even though they knew he had been in prison.

 Brave Sammy, pictured appearing on Loose Women, was groomed by Hussain at age 14 and soon fell pregnant by her abuser
 
Brave Sammy, pictured appearing on Loose Women, was groomed by Hussain at age 14 and soon fell pregnant by her abuser
 Sammy was threatened with having her children taken away from her
 
Sammy was threatened with having her children taken away from her
 Hussain is now in a wheelchair having been hit in the stomach during a gangland shooting in 2005
 
Hussain is now in a wheelchair having been hit in the stomach during a gangland shooting in 2005

After speaking out about the abuse she suffered, Sammy claims social services threatened to take her two children away and put them on a "protection order".

She said: "[Social services] had failed to protect me for years, yet now I was naming and shaming them in the media, they wanted to protect my children.

"It felt like I was being blackmailed to stop campaigning. I considered stopping, but realised it was the very last thing I should do."

Determined Sammy carried on her crusade for justice and finally saw Hussain put behind bars for 25 years in December 2015.

She is now hoping to stop any other children from being sexually exploited after she suffered with "major depression, disengagement and emotional detachment issues" and an eating disorder.

In February 2016, following a high profile court case into the Rotherham sex scandal, Arshid Hussain, 41, was jailed for 35 years for 23 offences, which included rape and indecent assault.

Among his nine victims was an 11-year-old girl.

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