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IN People ON 13 Sep, 2015
The world is becoming a sick place to live. Every day we come across incidents which make us loose faith in humanity.
This is the story of Chantelle Jones, the girl who became Britain’s youngest mum after her stepdad raped her. She was just 11 when she was brutally attacked by her mother’s partner and was pregnant, she was expected to get £15,000 as compensation when she turned 21.
But the poor soul suffered yet another blow to her being when she was told that there was only £2,000 and her mum Beverley Bale blew at least £10,000 on a lavish wedding with a new lover. This betrayal comes on top of the vulnerable girl losing her baby son to adoption because, the boy reminded her mum of her rapist lover.
She took care of her kid for a few years still being a kid herself. But at 14, her relationship with her mother worsened and she was put into foster care along with her child.
Firstly, she could not believe that her lover could do anything to Chantelle, she still wrote him letters in the prison. Later she said she could not tolerate the sight of Chantelle's kid because it reminded her of her lover. So she made Chantelle give the kid up.
Initially she lied about the money to Chantelle saying that she could not have it till she was 21. And she was lavishly spending the money on her own self.
When she came to know about her mother's deception Chantelle was stunned.
Chantelle, who is engaged to Maxwell Hodges, 28, now wants to move on.She says: "My dad and Max have been my rocks. Dad is amazing. "Rapist Tovey, 40, is thankfully still in prison. She doubts she will get her compensation money back. One day she hopes to be reunited with her son though.