london - She is victim of one of the biggest issues of large-scale child prostitution: Caitlin Spencer. Thousands of men raped her, says Spencer, but she lacks the sense of urgency at authorities.
Spencer was abused for fifteen years, became eleven pregnant and received seven abortions, two miscarriages and two daughters. She has been traumatized for her life, but most perpetrators still walk freely. That's what the British says to The Mirror, on the occasion of a book she wrote.
'I see a lot of important perpetrators appearing near me. Many of them ride a taxi. I saw with my own eyes how one of them had children at a school. They walk around carelessly, I can never feel free anymore. '
As a fourteen-year-old Spencer- not her real name- fell into the arms of Pakistani pooers. She called a number for a modelwork ad. Someone came by. She was raped, and could not talk to anyone. 'I took a bath and then locked myself in my room. I felt so filthy. I could not face my family. I blamed myself. '
Then she had to work for customers. Refuse to dare. 'Then they would kill me, or burn our house. '
She does not remember all the men who have maltreated her as a child, but one of them was a local politician. 'I was shocked that someone with an influential position does something like that. And angry of course, because he seems untouchable. '
When she became pregnant, her mother found an emergency cry in her diary. She warned the police. Who did not want to help, says Spencer; they warned for a tough process, saying that she was a 'well-known prostitute'. And so it went on abuse. Other paws had bought her, and she had to resist group forces. 'On physical level, I had a lot of pain. Sometimes I could close myself, but that was not always possible. '
Sometimes she had to take drugs or alcohol, and once threatened with knives. During a group effort she was also filmed. To date, the images are on the internet.
In 2013, she received help from agencies and was officially identified as a victim of trafficking after escaping the criminals via a relative in Australia. That step she took when one of her daughters also threatened to be abused.
She launched Facebook photos of eighty gang members, who gathered them in collaboration with the police. But those were not usable. Due to her post-traumatic stress disorder she had incurred, Spencer was no reliable source because she had holes in her memory.
Also, DNA material would not be enough, so she heard. As a result, most perpetrators still run freely. 'I am amazed at the lack of priority of the police. I can not win them (the criminals.). Yes, I'm afraid. But I do what I can by spreading the word. '