Emma Jackson

  • Exploited

  • 'If you read the papers, you'd think that the only girls to get hooked are from dysfunctional families. But what happened to me could happen to anyone. Your child, your sister, your friend – even yourself if you are young and naive enough, like I was'

    Emma was just 13 when her happy childhood came crashing down. A nice girl from a good home, she had no idea the young lads she and her friends met every Saturday in the shopping mall weren’t all they seemed.

    The boys were part of an organised child sexual exploitation gang targeting innocent young girls, grooming them for prostitution. Captivated by the ring leader, and the alcohol and drugs he freely handed round, Emma didn't see the first brutal rape coming. From that moment, her life was never her own.

    Emma found herself drawn into a trap of degradation and violence, frightened for her life and not knowing where to turn. But Exploited is also the story of how she found the courage and inner strength to risk everything, and escape.

    Exploited is an updated edition of Emma's book The End of My World - brought bang up to date with a brand new chapter.

Emma Jackson is now 22 and still lives in the North of England. She is committed to working towards stopping child sexual exploitation and works with the charity CROP – Coalition for the Removal of Pimping. She has taken part in conferences with the Council of Europe’s campaign to stop sexual violence against children, the National Working Group for sexually exploited children and young people, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), Barnardo’s and Safe & Sound Derby. She has also helped her local police force with training. Media appearances include BBC News, Panorama, Sky News, BBC1’s The Big Question and she was a consultant for Whitney’s storyline in EastEnders.

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