Charges against Rhianan Rudd, then 15, were dropped after evidence proved she had been groomed online by rightwing extremists
Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent | UK, Jan 7 2023
Charities say the case of a UK teenager who became the youngest girl to be charged with terror offences after online grooming by rightwing extremists should be a “wake-up call” about the online vulnerability of children.
Rhianan Rudd, who was 15 when charged, took her own life at a Nottinghamshire children’s home in May last year, when she was 16.
The charges against her had by then been dropped after evidence proved she had been a victim of online grooming.
Nigel Bromage, the founder of the charity Exit Hate, which supports people to move away from extremism, said it was seeing a growing number…
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