By Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline. Victims of grooming gangs have rushed to the defence of Rotherham rape victim Sammy Woodhouse after a council told her abuser he had access rights to the child he fathered during a sex attack. Miss Woodhouse, a year-old mother, waived her anonymity to identify herself as a rape victim, as she revealed she was left 'scared and angry' by the South Yorkshire town's council. Arshid Hussain, 43, the ringleader of the notorious grooming gang, was not named on her son's birth certificate and had no parental responsibility for the child, who was born after his mother was raped, aged just
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Investigators said the abuse could not be stopped without work to understand the profiles, motivations and cultural influences of perpetrators, after finding similarities with grooming in Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxford. Officials found that although a crackdown on child exploitation was swiftly launched when victims came forward in , the abuse had not been halted. Pat Ritchie, chief executive of Newcastle City Council, said the council would enact all recommendations from the report. Northumbria Police had identified more than potential victims of grooming in the region by August through Operation Sanctuary, but expected the number to rise. Before , police were responding to incidents on an ad hoc basis, with efforts by authorities trying to persuade victims to keep away from the abusers and change their behaviours. A total of 17 men and one woman have been convicted of offences including rape, sexual abuse, supplying drugs and trafficking for sexual exploitation in a series of trials over the Newcastle case. Of eight victims covered in the trials, six were white and two were of African heritage, while the perpetrators came from a diverse range of backgrounds including Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, Kurdish, Turkish, Albanian and Eastern European.
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Gang rape occurs when a group of people participate in the rape of a single victim. Rape involving at least two or more violators typically at least three  is reported throughout the world. Systematic information and statistics on the extent of the problem is limited. One study showed that offenders and victims in gang rape incidents were younger and more likely to be unemployed compared to cases of rape by one perpetrator. Gang rapes involved more alcohol and drug use , night attacks and severe sexual assault outcomes and less victim resistance and fewer weapons than individual rapes.