Abuse victim’s plea to find son she gave birth to at age of 12

A woman who claims she is the survivor of a paedophile ring has appealed for help in tracing the son she gave birth to when she was just 12 years old.

The woman identifies herself only as ‘Amy’, because she says her case is currently the subject of a Garda investigation.

She told 96FM’s Opinion Line yesterday that she is the survivor of a Dublin paedophile ring of six men and one woman and that she became pregnant in 2011.

She said the only people who knew of her pregnancy at that time were three of her abusers, all of whom were the possible father of her child.

Amy recalled how she left school when she went into labour, and went to one of her abusers, “naively” thinking she would be brought to hospital. “I had no medical experience throughout my pregnancy whatsoever; I was never brought to a doctor,” she said, adding that she gave birth to twin boys in the sitting room of one of the abusers.

She said three people were present at the birth of her first son Jamie — the abuser, his wife, and another woman. Amy said no one knew she was expecting twins until the birth of the second boy, Gavin, who was stillborn. She said she was forced to dispose of Gavin’s remains in a box that went into the bin.

Amy said she had about 12 hours with Jamie before he was taken from her, under the pretence that her abuser was bringing him to hospital.

“I screamed and cried and shouted and all the rest, but they took him. Later on that morning I was brought to the church for my sins by the other woman,” she said.

Amy said she has seen Jamie twice since, in the company of her abuser.

“He kept telling me that he was the father, I was just a child, and whatever he wanted to do with his child he could do,” she said.

Amy said she wants to be reunited with her son, who is also evidence in her case against her abusers. She fears for the boy, now 14, if he is in their company. “There’s every risk that he could be in the ring.”


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