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Child sex abuse victim vents fury after learning paedophile mum will marry partner on release from jail

Published February 11, 2015 by misty534


DANA Fowley, who waived her right to anonymity, suffered at the hands of her grandad, mum and up to 15 men who abused her and her sister for more than 12 years.

A VICTIM of child sex abuse told of her anger after learning her paedophile mum will marry her partner after she is released from jail.

Dana Fowley suffered horrendously at the hands of her grandfather, mother, and up to 15 men who abused her and her sister for more than 12 years.

Her mother, Caroline Dunsmore, was given a 12-year prison term in 2007, but under automatic release laws she will leave HMP Corton Vale in June after serving eight years of her sentence.

Dana, who waived her right to anonymity, was shocked to learn her mum planned to wed her long-term partner, Thomas Miller.

She claimed she recently met Thomas at the St James Centre in Edinburgh where he told her she was “welcome” to attend a September ceremony in the Capital.

The 34-year-old, whose book on her traumatic childhood became a bestseller, said she “wanted to vomit” at learning the news.

She said: “I was kind of stunned. I think that’s when it hit me that she’s going to be getting out.

“He approached me, I wouldn’t have spoken to him otherwise. He’s more than aware of the crimes she committed.”

The mum-of-three, who lives in Saughton, said she was disgusted that her mother was being released from jail after only eight years behind bars.

She said: “She should have had life. It’s not long enough. My sentence doesn’t end until I die. I will always remember it.

“I think it’s disgraceful, she has been to jail and now she’s going to come out and get married and be happy.

“They ruined my whole life.”

It is understood her mother plans to live in the Lochend area of Edinburgh with her partner of nine years.

Dana, who is currently working on her second book, said: “I’m still fighting for justice. At the end of the day, she’s getting out to get married.

“She left a million pieces to be picked up.”

The Scottish Government has announced plans to stop automatic release for prisoners jailed for serious offences after two-thirds of their sentence.

But the changes, which are currently being put through parliament, will only affect prisoners sentenced after the new legislation comes into force.

Dana was raped almost daily from the age of five by her mum and late stepdad, Billy King, along with a group of accomplices.

Morris Petch and John O’Flaherty were jailed in 2007 for their part in the abuse.

Her grandfather, William Dunsmore, was released from prison in 2009 after serving three-and-a-half years of a five-year sentence.

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