Teen groomed and raped by paedophile gang desperate for them to ‘rot in jail’
A woman who was groomed and raped by an underage sex gang as a teenager has bravely spoken out against the group who used her as a “sex object.”
Jordyn Ferguson, 19, endured months of sexual abuse and rape at the hands of a sex gang when she was just 14.
It took police four-years to secure the conviction against the paedophiles and Jordyn has chosen to waive her anonymity to expose the full impact of their depravity.
Aivars Hauberts, 21, Ailands Aleksanders, 22, and Ludvigs Rudevics, 35, were all found guilty of raping Jordan, while co-accused Hardis Gindra, 27, was convicted of having underage sex with her.
Ahead of their sentencing next month, she told the Daily Record: “I hope they rot, I hate them, they deserve to be put away and never let out.”
She said: “I haven’t been able to speak out, I lost power when this happened, I had no control and I felt hopeless.
“That changed when I went to court to testify and they were found guilty, I felt happy for the first time, that I had taken some power back.”
Jodyn said she was at her lowest when she was introduced to Hauberts, Aleksanders and Gindra through a school friend.
She often skipped lessons at school, went missing from home, had problems with her father – uncharacteristic behaviour for a school girl who had been a model pupil.
Jordyn said: “I had been doing really well at school and I saw education as the key to everything.
“My mother tried her best – none of this was her fault, I tell her that every single day.”
The men drove fast cars, were dressed in designer clothes, and when she ran away from home, convinced her she could trust them.
She was then groomed with cigarettes, alcohol, cannabis, compliments, before being plied with wine and vodka and raped her.
Jordyn said: “Their attitude changed overnight from zero to 100, from telling me I looked nice to saying they wanted sex with me.
“I was so vulnerable, I had no confidence or self-respect, so it happened and it kept happening.
“I didn’t think I could feel any worse before I met them but I became numb.
“It was so horrible, I fell lower than I thought was possible, I felt worthless.”
Jordyn was exploited over the course of three months, and would go alone to flats of their choosing in different areas of Glasgow.
She said: “It happened often, I was so intoxicated, I was so numb, I actually don’t know how many raped me.
“Maybe a handful, I was just lying there, just feeling I was an object.”
On her 15th birthday in June 2015, they laid on snacks and alcohol, and Hauberts and Aleksanders raped her when she was drunk.
After they were finished with her, the men would be dismissive and cold, before earning her trust again.
As her mother became desperate with her constant disappearances, a social worker was assigned to Jordyn she eventually admitted she was being exploited.
The police became unvolved but she still kept in contact with the men and on July 14 2015, Jordyn failed to show for an appointment with a support worker.
She had skipped a taxi and met up with Aleksanders and Gindra, when she was drunk enough, they took her to a flat in Castlemilk, Glasgow and introduced to Rudevics and another middle-aged man.
The men, all from Latvia, “scared” Jordyn and didn’t try to hide the fact she had been brought to them fro anything other than sex.
Jordyn said: “I was really scared – they looked weird and I didn’t know them, they spoke in their own language most of the time.
“I thought they could kill me and no one would know.
“They were pacing and on edge and I knew they could stop me if I ran, I had already been drinking and lay down in the bedroom and they came and raped me.”
Thankfully, police officers traced her and took her, shellshocked from the flat, and arrested the men.
Authorities charged Aleksanders and Gindra in 2015 but were unable to hold Rudevics and Hauberts and fled the country.
Cops issued a European Arrest Warrant and the pair were picked up in Latvia and extradited to Scotland last year.
After a period in care to detach her from the men, Jordyn was reunited with her mum and given counselling.
A Police Scotland investigation led by Detective Inspector Christopher Nisbet found there to be enough evidence to try all of the men.
Jordyn bravely walked past the men in court and gave her testimony behind a screen but could’t bring herself to look at them for fear of crumbling.
She said: “I hadn’t dealt with what happened properly and that wasn’t the time to break but I did want to be in the same room as them, so they knew I wasn’t afraid.”
The teenager left after her testimony and wasn’t in court to hear the verdict but her mother called crying and said “Guilty.”
Jordyn said she didn’t think she would “get that verdict” and she felt “happy” to know she had “been believed.”
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Jordyn, who is now in a relationship and has a five-month-old daughter, said: “People say I was brave but I don’t think that.
“I still think about what happened every day and I am numb, I fear the time when it hits me properly.
“I am glad I went to the police and I would tell any other victim to do the same.
“I thought I would be dead by now but I have my own home and a relationship and a baby, I do see my future as positive.”
The four men who raped Jordan are due to be sentenced on March 17.
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