£2M paid out for cadets sex abuse

£2M paid out for cadets sex abuse
 

One case involved the alleged rape of a teenage girl cadet who became pregnant. Lawyer Rebecca Sheriff said: “It is terrible that often these children join with a view to a career in the armed services, which they are unable to pursue as a result of abuse by people they should have been able to trust.”
Compensation in the past three years includes historic abuse of children who are now adults and also more recent allegations. Eight payments were made this year totalling £500,000, according to Freedom of Information requests.
Five sums of nearly £1.5million were paid in 2012. The mum of one... read more

 
30 December 2014 in Hot News, Views: 26
Source: Daily Star
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