Russell Brand and The Longstanding Culture of Rape and Abuse of Underaged Girls In The UK

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readSep 17, 2023

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has always been a strange place.

I make this point precisely because of its past and present.

In the country of my birth, there is a very long history of child abuse, which informs everything happening today and is worth exploring for a minute.

Back in Victorian England, child prostitution was extraordinarily rife: It wasn’t uncommon to have girls as young as ten, working as prostitutes.

And what was also interesting about this was that, these girls were patronized by men of all classes as evinced by the snippet below from Wikipedia on the subject matter:

The investigative journalist William Thomas Stead of the Pall Mall Gazette was pivotal in exposing the problem of child prostitution in the London underworld through a publicity stunt. In 1885 he “purchased” one victim, Eliza Armstrong, the thirteen-year-old daughter of a chimney sweep, for five pounds and took her to a brothel where she was drugged. He then published a series of four exposés entitled The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, which shocked its readers with tales of child prostitution and the abduction, procurement, and sale of young…



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible