The wide-ranging police investigation into sexual abuse and trafficking across Huddersfield and Kirklees saw another milestone yesterday as 6 men were jailed for related offences.
The men were found guilty of rape and sexual abuse perpetrated upon a number of young girls in the locality. The victims involved in Tendersea were thought to be aged between 12-15. They were subjected to a period of grooming and were then sexually abused by the gang. The offences took place between 1995 – 2011. The trial that finalised this week was the sixth to come from Operation Tendersea, an investigation by West Yorkshire police into child sexual exploitation in the town which has now seen 34 men convicted.
For those victims caught up in this case now is the time to seek abuse compensation. The government scheme that exists to provide victims with much needed support and compensation is managed by the CICA. However strict deadlines apply to all claimants and the Tendersea victims will need to be aware of the timeframes pertaining to their particular claim.