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Council sent abused girl back home to rapist father

Bradford Metropolitan Council has paid £160,000 to a woman who was sent from a care home back to live with the father who had already raped her.

Sarah* gave evidence against her father in court about the rapes, which took place from the age of ten, but he was acquitted.

She was then sent back to live with him, where she was repeatedly raped, fell pregnant and gave birth to his child.

He was eventually imprisoned, but Sarah, now 25, said her torment would "never end" because her baby was fathered by the man who made her life "miserable".

Bradford Metropolitan Council said they were "deeply sorry for not doing enough" to keep Sarah safe, and agreed a settlement of £160,000 for her "terrible ordeal".

*Sarah is not the woman's real name and her words are spoken by an actress.

This clip is originally from BBC Radio 5 live's Sam Walker on 2 October 2014.

  • 02 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK