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Human rights lawyer, 30, who was abused as a child and made pregnant at 14 by her stepfather sues her former school for failing spot the abuse and 'not keeping her safe'

A human rights lawyer who was groomed, raped and made pregnant at 14 by her mother's boyfriend is suing her former school over claims it failed to spot signs of the abuse.
Kim Fawcett, 30, said Ellesmere College, in Shropshire, 'failed to keep her safe' despite her friends and one of their mothers informing the school of sexual text messages from her abuser, Robert Stuart McClelland.
Waiving her anonymity to speak to MailOnline in August 2017, she revealed that her mother met McClelland on an internet dating website after her relationship with her father broke down and they divorced. 
McClelland, a truck driver, was convicted of indecent assault and sexual intercourse with a girl under 16 at Chester Crown Court. He was charged in 2003. The 57-year-old was sent to prison for six years in 2004 and placed on the sex offenders register - but only served two years of his sentence.
Human rights lawyer Kim Fawcett, who was groomed, raped and made pregnant at 14 by her mother's boyfriend is suing her former school over claims it failed to spot signs of the abuse
Robert Stuart McClelland

Ms Fawcett, who lives in Bristol, has since been diagnosed with complex post traumatic stress disorder, and, after failing to find the support she needed, she set up a support group for victims of abuse. 
After writing to Ellesmere College last year about her claims, she has now decided to take her case to the High Court because the school rejected her allegations.  
Ms Fawcett said the teachers had 'explicit knowledge' of the messages she received from her stepfather McClelland - and the school was allegedly aware of the self-harming she carried out as a result of the abuse, according to The Times
She is suing the school for negligence, neglect and breach of duty. However, Ellesmere College said a review found 'nothing to support her claim'. 
'None of these concerns were reported to social services. Had the college reported McClelland to social services, the abuse would have stopped in June 2002 instead of June 2003,' she told the BBC
The school's headmaster, Brendan Wignall, told The Times he was 'appalled' by the abuse but was 'completely unaware of what had been happening to her', and apologised that she felt she had been let down by the school. 
He added: 'We are very sorry... but we can genuinely find nothing to support her claim and therefore have no option but to resist it.' 
Speaking to MailOnline in December 2017, Ms Fawcett said that after McClelland raped her for the first time, he 'boasted' about taking her virginity to his colleagues and would pick her up from school so he could carry out sex attacks on her.
The first time she was raped by him, she was sent to go and stay with McClelland at his home in Oswestry, Shropshire.
The lawyer, who was 13 at the time, said: ‘After going out driving together, we went back to his house and he bought me a big bottle of Smirnoff Ice. I started feeling excited and giddy but then really confused and dizzy after drinking it, which I realise now I was drunk.
‘He asked me to sit on his lap and started touching me. I was really confused as to why he was doing this as I really liked him. I froze still. He kept putting my hands on him and trying to kiss me. I just couldn’t move.
'Eventually I managed to say that I was going to go to bed. I made it to the stairs to go and sleep in his daughter’s room. But then he grabbed me by my wrists and dragged me into his room and it first happened.’
Ms Fawcett said he then scratched the date of the first rape on a bottle as a sick memento.
When she was just 14, she discovered that she was pregnant, and was told by McClelland to have an abortion - something she was not sure she wanted.
She also contracted sexually transmitted diseases.
A family friend encouraged Ms Fawcett to go to the police and McClelland was arrested.

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