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12yo girl commits suicide after being raped by a boy at her school

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CaveMum · 22/06/2021 19:32

Shocking story, 12yo Semina Halliwell from Liverpool committed suicide after being raped and then harassed by a boy from her school. Her mother has said his family and friends joined in with the harassment until the poor girl could take no more.

Dr Jess Taylor has been reporting in the story via Twitter but in the news reports I’ve seen they make no mention of the fact that she was raped, most articles are just reporting it is a case of a 12yo girl dying in hospital with no context - Google her name and see for yourself.

RIP Semina

Her mother’s statement - twitter.com/drjesstaylor/status/1407367594068283394?s=21

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Datun · 22/06/2021 19:55

Dear God. I have no words.

The rape of girls in school is common, for fuck's sake.

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ErrolTheDragon · 22/06/2021 19:55

Bloody hell. There's no words for how awful this is.

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user848272 · 22/06/2021 19:59

I am astounded. That poor, poor child and her family. I sincerely hope there are repercussions for both families that bullied Semina and her family.

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NumberTheory · 22/06/2021 19:59

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user848272 · 22/06/2021 19:59

And it goes without saying for the little shit who raped her Angry

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CaveMum · 22/06/2021 20:03

Ah thanks @NumberTheory I didn’t spot that one.

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MargaritaPie · 22/06/2021 22:24

Source? I can't find any news articles on it.

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CaveMum · 22/06/2021 22:42

@MargaritaPie this is one of many articles on Semina’s death (Google her name and you’ll find dozens)

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/outpouring-love-angel-12-after-20815859

None of the articles mention the rape or cause of death (though I know reporting has to be strict around suicide). The statement linked in the OP came from Jess Taylor’s Twitter feed via Semina’s mother.

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guinnessguzzler · 22/06/2021 23:01

This is just too awful. My thoughts are with her family. There really are no words.

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Erikrie · 22/06/2021 23:41

That is utterly heartbreaking.

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Gingerkittykat · 23/06/2021 11:47

RIP Semina, I wish there was something practical we could do to have her remembered and to fight for other girls like her.

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theThreeofWeevils · 24/06/2021 23:50

though I know reporting has to be strict around suicide
Which is a form of censorship in itself, and I don't see it as particularly useful, whatever Samaritans might say.
The alleged rape should be headline news. This is what girls are sent into school to - potentially - deal with every day.

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PearPickingPorky · 25/06/2021 00:37

@theThreeofWeevils

though I know reporting has to be strict around suicide
Which is a form of censorship in itself, and I don't see it as particularly useful, whatever Samaritans might say.
The alleged rape should be headline news. This is what girls are sent into school to - potentially - deal with every day.

Agree.
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Undersnatch · 25/06/2021 12:09

Beyond heartbreaking, poor child and the family, what horrors for them all to bear. Sad

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DinaofCloud9 · 25/06/2021 12:56

The local paper The Liverpool Echo has a front page article now saying she was raped and bullied before taking her own life.

Hopefully this will now start getting more attention. Tragic case.

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AnotherNewt · 25/06/2021 17:25

It's a terrible case.

And thus is why it is vital that Everyone's Invited is
a) not allowed to drift into 'yesterday's news' and
b) isnever again portrayed as a private scholl issue (just because that's what the papers seized on in the early days, before the fuller weight of evidence was showing)

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BlaBlaSmthSmth · 25/06/2021 19:55

Oh god this is so awful. I hope the rapist and all those disgusting harassers face full consequences.
When it says the rapists family were harassing this poor girl, was it adult family members taking part in this harassment??

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GNCQ · 25/06/2021 22:20

TWELVE??

At twelve I remember being worried about whether fluorescent shoelaces were too OTT.

That poor child and that fucking rapist. He needs to be locked away for life.

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Whatwouldscullydo · 25/06/2021 22:43

Oh sweetheart :( I'm so sorry that happened to you. RIP child.

Heartbreaking. There are just no words

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BlackeyedSusan · 26/06/2021 09:46

Horrendous. The poor, poor girl.

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Juststopasking · 26/06/2021 09:52

I was playing with dolls at not much younger than her. 12 is so bloody young and innocent. Rest in peace, beautiful child.

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thinkingaboutLangCleg · 30/06/2021 08:21

Heartbreaking. I hope excuses aren’t made for the rapist and the other aggressors because of their age.

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Thecatonthemat · 30/06/2021 08:52

Was the rapist a minor at the school, or older? And why is it not reported properly? I see the counselling offered is to help other pupils with sudden death... surely the rape needs to be talked about. Poor girl.

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ChattyLion · 30/06/2021 18:27

My heart goes out to her family.

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MrsRockAndRoll · 02/07/2021 23:58

RIP Semina, heartbreaking

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