Watts, of Pembroke Avenue, Enfield, pleaded guilty at the same court in November to seven sexual assault and grooming charges. The charges she pleaded guilty to 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. However police believe Watts — who once dreamed of playing professional football — possibly assaulted between 20 and 50 girls.
The woman concealed her hair beneath a baseball cap and baggy clothes.
Three men were arrested after officers found a girl they believe was kidnapped and held against her will before being sexually assaulted Jan. Three men in their 20s were arrested Monday after a girl was discovered in a Chino Hills home by police who followed leads in a social media app, Ontario police said. The girl was believed to have been kidnapped, held against her will and sexually assaulted, police said. Galvan was arrested at his home on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, child molestation, and false imprisonment. Trejo was arrested in San Bernardino after officers accused him of using the app to contact the same girl. He was arrested on suspicion of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense. Investigators think there may be more victims. Anyone who has had contact with the suspects is asked to call Ontario Police Department at or Detective Chris Ables at
Sexual assault: never the victim’s fault
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. When she met victims in person, she tied her long hair into a bun and wore a baseball cap, baggy jogging bottoms and a hoodie to convince the girls she was Jake. All the girls she targeted were vulnerable and some had previously been bullied and had low self-esteem. The judge said it was worrying that even after being warned by police, Watts continued to groom and meet girls. Evans accepted Watts had a low IQ, was immature, had issues about her own sexuality and had no previous convictions. But she said some of the abuse was sustained and some victims suffered severe psychological harm.
The effects of child sexual abuse can be long-lasting and affect the victim's mental health. Victims are more likely than non-victims to experience the following mental health challenges: 5. Sexual violence is notoriously difficult to measure, and there is no single source of data that provides a complete picture of the crime. Based on those interviews, the study provides estimates of the total number of crimes, including those that were not reported to police.