Child sex trafficker assaulted in prison after inmates ‘found out what she was in for’

Carolann Gallon has been attacked by inmates who discovered why she was in prison (Northumbria Police)

A woman jailed for her involvement in a child sex trafficking ring has been attacked in prison after other inmates learned the nature of her crimes.

Carolann Gallon was jailed for six years in September for providing girls as young as 13 to a gang of child sex predators in Newcastle.

The 23-year-old was initially sent to Low Newton’s women’s prison in Durham, before being moved to HMP Styal in Cheshire, some 150 miles away, after being attacked by fellow inmates.

Now Gallon has been attacked again after inmates at the new prison found out who she was, according to her family.

Gallon was convicted after being exposed as being part of a child sex trafficking ring (Northumbria Police)

Her father, Jimmy Gallon, told Chronicle Live: “People have found out what she’s in for and she’s getting grief.

“She got moved from one place to another because she was getting picked on, then she rang me saying she had been assaulted by someone in there.

“She cries every time I speak to her.”

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He added: “She’s my daughter and I just feel like there’s nothing I can do for her.

Police are investigating the incident.

Gallon was part of a group of 18 people convicted as part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Shelter, which probed the exploitation of vulnerable young women and girls in Newcastle.

She was the only woman in the gang, that was made up of men of Asian and Eastern European descent.

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