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MetiNews.Com - The 61-year-old convicted rapist died on October 15
Breaking News ! One of the victims of vile Huddersfield child rapist said she "would love to dance on his grave" after his sudden death. Brian Catling, 61, from Marsden was found dead in his prison cell at HMP Moorland in Doncaster on October 15. Catling, who was serving a 20-year-prison sentence, was found guilty of numerous historic sex offences against three girls in 2016. A cause of death has not yet been established. One of his victims, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said the news of his death did not bring her any joy. "He's not serving his sentence and that's what makes me angry," said the now 35-year-old, who used to live in the Huddersfield area but moved away to get away from Catling. "I've paid my whole entire life for what he's done to me and I'm still paying to this day. "I pay with the nightmares, the smells that are triggering memories, I pay for not seeing my family, I'm paying when my kids don't know their grandmother, they don't know their aunties." Read More Related Articles Huddersfield child rapist Brian Catling found dead in his prison cell Read More Related Articles Desperate Huddersfield residents have their say on what must happen next in Covid-19 fight For years she did not dare visit her family and it was only after Catling got locked up in 2016 that she felt safer returning. "My dad died in 2008 and I never got to say goodbye to my own father," she said. "My kids were born three months premature. I had no family around me. He's taken everything away from me." She was 14-years-old when Catling started to sexually abuse and groom her. Sign up for the ExaminerLive newsletter Get the latest ExaminerLive news direct to your inbox with our newsletter. We send out daily newsletters with the best news and features - enter your email address here to sign up. You can also find ExaminerLive on Facebook and Twitter, and download our YorkshireLive app which is completely customisable! The abuse only ended when she decided to move away. "I don't think he ever accepted responsibility for what he's done," she said. "I wanted him to do his sentence. I wanted him to feel like everything was taken away from him. I'd love to dance on his grave." The trial in 2016 was one of the worst experiences of her life, said the 35-year-old.
. It was one of the worst experiences of my life and I've sworn I'd never go to court again," she said. "Everything got delayed because he was late for court. So I had to go back on the Wednesday to finish off my evidence when it should've been just the one day. "It was just horrible, I just crumbled." She also told police she was worried she would bump into him at the train station going to court but they assured her that would not happen. "The Wednesday morning, I ended up on the same train as him," she recalled. "I stood on the platform of Huddersfield train station and he came up the stairs. I could not breathe. As soon as I saw him, I just ran."
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Seeking support, advice and ways of reporting child abuse Call police on 101 if you have been a victim of abuse. If you are in immediate danger, always dial 999 for an emergency response. Child Exploitation Online Protection command - ceop.police.uk Internet Watch Foundation - www.iwf.org.uk Marie Collins Foundation – www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk Childline is available for young people on 0800 1111 or online Anyone concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000. Adult victims of non-recent sexual abuse can also get in touch for support.
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