'I feel like I lost my childhood after I was abducted aged 11', says North Lincolnshire woman
A woman has told of the terrifying ordeal of being abducted as a child and how it has ruined her life.
Corrine Waldron was only 11-years-old when she was abducted along with a friend by a man.
Now Miss Waldron, who is in her 20s, has agreed to waiver her right to anonymity to highlight the need for better services to be available to victims of crimes like this.
On the day of the incident, Miss Waldron and her friend were approached by a man while they were petting horses at a farm in Hibaldstow.
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The man told them he was putting together a book on bridges and he needed girls to take photos of on bridges.
The man then forced them to cycle two miles to the Hibaldstow Bridge and took pictures of them in different poses.
He then made them get in the back of his car and put the child lock on, so they could not escape.
Miss Waldron said: “We were hysterical at that point.”
The man then drove the two girls around villages in North Lincolnshire, before stopping in the countryside and forcing Miss Waldron to go to the toilet while he watched.
The man later made Miss Waldron get back into the car and sat in the middle of the back seats – next to the two girls.
Miss Waldron, of Hibaldstow, said: “He started to touch me and he was putting his hand down my top.
“I started to get aggressive and I said ‘my dad is a big man and he will find you’.
“He started to panic then and he looked like he was thinking.”
He then drove the girls back to where their bikes were and threatened them.
She said: “He told us we were never to tell anyone what happened and he gave us £10 each.”
Miss Waldron’s mother Lisa said: “For me, from that
moment on, I lost trust in everybody. I had a very big mental breakdown.
“I felt so helpless. We never really got our daughter back.”
The man was sentenced to nine years in jail for admitted offences, including abduction.
Since 1969, he has received jail sentences totalling 19 years.
Miss Waldron said she did not feel the sentence he got was long enough.
She said: “He has taken my whole life.
“I lost my childhood and I used to lock myself away.
“From that day, I watched Mary Poppins every night.
“I used to see him in the corner of my bedroom and I could not sleep.”
After the incident, Miss Waldron would cut herself and she says she has overdosed four times.
She said: “I lost everything. I cannot be left on my
“I am just not independent at all and I just lock myself away.”
As a result of what happened, Miss Waldron is unable to be around other men without her mother or father being there.
She says it also led to the break-up of her parents’ marriage.
But Miss Waldron said she did not receive the help she needed after her ordeal.
She said: “I believe none of the services I was offered helped me.
“I would like to see people get help before they start hurting themselves.”
Miss Waldron’s father Neil said: “I felt angry more than anything.
“I just wanted to get my life back.
“He took my little girl away.
“I hate him so much because he has taken everything away from me.”
Miss Waldron studied animal management and business at North Lindsey College two years ago, but since leaving she has been unable to work.
Miss Waldron said: “I am hoping in the future I will be able to get past it.
“I believe it is something that would have happened sooner, rather than later, had I had that support.”