A victim of child sexual exploitation has called for a change in the law amid claims a man who raped her was offered a role in her son’s life.
It is understood Arshid Hussain, who was jailed for 35 years in 2016, was contacted by Rotherham Council about care proceedings heard last year.
His victim Sammy Woodhouse told the BBC she was “shocked” when she was informed of the council’s approach.
The authority said it had “no intention” of putting a child at risk.
Urgent efforts would be taken to “address the failings in this case”, The MoJ said.
Ms Woodhouse described Hussain as “a danger to myself and to other children”.
In a video posted on Twitter she urged the government “to change the law to ensure rapists can’t gain access to children conceived through rape”.
‘What about my rights?’
Hussain, known around Rotherham as Mad Ash, was one of three brothers behind the grooming and sexual abuse of more than 50 girls, including Ms Woodhouse.
She was just 14 when she met him.
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