“I was 16 when a friend introduced me to her church youth group. The first time I went, I met the youth leader, Adam. As I got more involved in the group, transport started to become an issue for me and Adam offered to give me lifts.

“Quite early on, Adam and I began texting. When he suggested we hang out outside of the group I didn’t think anything of it. I thought it was probably common for youth workers to want to spend time with young people.

“I didn’t have a lot of friends so I felt like I’d made a close friend in Adam. He was paying me attention and I enjoyed his company, it felt like he was really looking out for me.

“Then, Adam started to encourage me to hang out with him at his house. He started telling me that we had a special friendship.”

Continue reading Lee’s story here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-stories-about-abuse/lees-story/