LETTER: Shok at 13-year-old rape victim’s ordeal

I WAS shocked and saddened to read in last week’s Clitheroe Advertiser and Times that a 13-year-old rape victim had to endure an internet hate campaign, threats of arson and accusations of lying prior to the conviction of her attacker.

I have no wish to comment on the actions of those responsible – quite frankly words fail me – but I do wish to call on the many right-minded Ribble Valley residents to send this young woman and her family prayers and healing thoughts for a full recovery from their terrible ordeal.

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