I never spoke up for fear of seeming ‘frigid’

Sexual Assault

Name: AE
Age: 12
Location: ***
Date: 2000

“I was in year 8, secretly dating a year 11 as he wanted it kept a secret. He’d insult me if asked about us. We were in a class room that was used as the packed lunch room after school during a drama event. His year 7 sister was there.

We were kissing and he started putting his hands and mouth under my clothes. I didn’t know what was happening and was too scared to say anything. He only stopped when his sister saw a teacher coming.

I never spoke up for fear of seeming ‘frigid’.

I was a child.”

Maker: Antonia Charlesworth Stack

*** Redacted (safeguarding)

He was trying to rip my tights at the crotch

Sexual Assault

Name: Erin
Age: 15
Location: Saville Hotel, Tyldesley Road

“I was cleaning the bedrooms where I worked and a stag party of around 11 men ran in the room and one of them threw me on the bed and started kissing me and putting his tongue in my mouth. He was trying to rip my tights at the crotch while all the guys stood watching, some laughing, some looking away. They blocked the door. I was pushing him off me and shouting but couldn’t be heard over the laughing. One of the party finally said to stop.
He did.
I had to serve them dinner that night and make their beds again the next morning.” 

Maker: Kelly Gorrie