Miss Carolann Gallon, 22 years old and hailing from Newcastle, was convicted for 6 years imprisonment for her role in providing a 17-men mainly Muslim rape gang with minors which they could sexually abuse.
Miss Gallon wept in court at the judge ruled against her on three counts of sexual harassment, sexual trafficking, and exploitation of minors.
She had tried with an unusual defense, claiming that the children she provided to the gang could have stopped at any time. ‘It’s self-inflicted, I’ve got no sympathy’, the court heard.
When discussing the case of a 14-year old girl taken to the house where the victim was given vodka and cannabis and the abuse happened, judge Penny Moreland told her: ‘You were taking her to that house, believing she was likely to be the victim of a sexual offense.’
In her defense, Miss Gallon once again stated: ‘They shouldn’t have too much to drink.
‘If they want to go with them, they have got their own mind to go with people. They are not some kid, they are 15 or 16. If they’re mortal (drunk) they are going to do something, why get mortal in the first place? It’s self-inflicted, I’ve got no sympathy.’
The judge responded to her: ‘It is clear you did not have the care and support from your childhood that you should have had. You were described yourself as being a victim. There have been ample opportunities for you to make complaints about these matters. You have never chosen to do so. The result is your complaints have never been tested in court.’
The ringleader of the rapist gang, Mr. Abdulhamid Minoyee, was convicted to 15 years imprisonment. In all, the gang had 17 members. They would each time give the girls who entered into the apartment cannabis and alcohol and rape them whilst they were intoxicated.
The neighbors of the apartment where the gang rapes took place had complained to police on multiple occasions, but no action was taken.
A single mother who lived above the flat told the court that hearing a gang groom and sexually abused girls during all-night parties had made her life a living ‘hell’.
In total, the 17 defendants received sentences totaling more than 180 years in prison.