It includes forced kissing, touching, and vaginal, oral or anal penetration. Sexual assault can happen between two people who are in a romantic relationship. It can also happen between acquaintances or between strangers. It can happen when the victim is alert and rational or no longer wants the sexual contact. Young people who have experienced sexual assault need help and support for their physical, psychological and social wellbeing. If your child has experienced sexual assault, your child has nothing to be ashamed of. Sexual assault is not your fault either. He might be teary, clingy, angry or in denial. Or he might keep it bottled up and not show any outward signs of distress at all.
Sexual assault: never the victim’s fault
The woman concealed her hair beneath a baseball cap and baggy clothes.
A woman who posed as a teenage boy to groom girls as young as 13 online and travelled around the country to sexually abuse them has been jailed for eight years. Some of the vulnerable girls targeted by Gemma Watts, 21, were so traumatised by their ordeals and a sense of betrayal that they have self-harmed or tried to kill themselves. Officers said many victims would only realise they had been tricked by Watts now she had been jailed and her case widely publicised.
A "predatory" young woman who posed as a teenage boy to sexually assault girls as young as 13 after grooming them online has been jailed for eight years. Gemma Watts, 21, travelled across the UK in disguise by train to meet the girls, who believed she was their boyfriend and close to their own age. She was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to seven sexual assault and grooming charges. The offences relate to four girls, including a year-old from Hampshire and two year-olds and a year-old from Surrey, Plymouth and the West Midlands. Watts was "adept at both manipulating people and the continuing subterfuge", prosecutor Barnaby Shaw told the court.
Please refresh the page and retry. A woman who posed as a teenage boy to groom then sexually assault underage girls has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Gemma Watts, 21, used Snapchat and Instagram to lure her young victims, duping them into thinking they were in a relationship with a boy their own age. Watts, who lived with her mother in North London, has admitted attacks on four youngsters, but police fear she may have assaulted as many as All of her victims, including their parents, believed that Gemma was a year-old boy who was in a relationship with the young girls, only finding the truth when they were told by police. Using social media apps including Instagram, Snapchat and Whatsapp, Watts set up "very believable" fake profiles where she would groom underage girls with messages and intimate pictures, before travelling all over the country by train to sexually assault them. The sexual predator travelled from her home in Enfield to visit her victims at their homes all over the country, ranging from Hampshire and Plymouth to Surrey and the West Midlands. S he disguised herself by tying her hair into a bun underneath a baseball cap while wearing baggy jogging bottoms and a hoodie, meeting her victims and their parents while visiting their family homes.