When Violet was nine years old, she was sexually abused by a man she trusted.
- One victim says Phillip James Scott "made me believe that monsters really do exist"
- Scott was trusted to look after the children, with most of the abuse occurring at his house
Some of the survivors had gone to police years ago, but those investigations were opened and dropped
He told her if she "told anyone, they would blame her and think it was her fault".
She kept quiet, too scared to tell the truth. The abuse continued.
When she was 12 or 13 she told her mother, who reacted by throwing her out on the streets.
Violet fell into a life of crime, taking hard drugs to dull the pain.
That was almost 30 years ago. On July 18, 2021, Violet's abuser was taken into custody.
Phillip James Scott is now behind bars and awaiting sentencing after admitting to sexually abusing five different children over a period of 25 years.