Ashy Bullock, who now is 20, revealed how she was several times abused by then 35-year-old man only 13-hours after he told his wedding vows.
Ashley, who works as supermarket casher in Merseyside, told she was shocked but flattered when irony driver Steven Ball, 35, gave her his number and pounded on here hours after saying “I do” to his wife, who was the cousin of Ashley’s mother.
Bullock herself had never met Ball before the wedding day, but what he started to do six weeks after the event is absolutely horrendous. Girl says that this man beckoned her over to his car when she was walking through the car park. He was staring at her figure, making compliments, but when Ashley realized that he had went too far, he simply slipped a packet of cigarettes into her hand.
That what she revealed about that:
“I thought that was his way of apologizing for going too far. It was only a few days later that I discovered he’d slipped his phone number inside the packet. There was a card, simply saying "text me" followed by a mobile number.”
“Steven had only just got married to my mom’s cousin, Jane, so I didn’t understand why he was interested in me. At the time, I was flattered that he’d even noticed me. But when he made it clear that he wanted more than just a chat I felt uncomfortable. He told me I was gorgeous and made me feel special. Later that night, the texts were still coming through. He told me he hadn’t stopped thinking about me. I was completely taken aback. I didn’t understand why he was so fixated on me. I was just a child.”
Ball continued to send her messages saying he loved her and was willing to divorce his wife just to be with Ashley.
"I knew it was wrong," she said.
"I convinced myself it was just a bit of harmless fun though. After all, Steven lived down in London 200 miles away. But when he told me he was having a second wedding celebration up in Merseyside and he wanted to use it as an excuse to see me, I started to get nervous."
"I remember feeling really anxious. Steven had made his intentions clear, but at the back of my mind I thought it was all talk. He pulled up at the side of the street where I was waiting, and told me to get in. I didn’t know where we were going - Steven said we’d find somewhere quiet to park up."
"He took me to a deserted industrial estate,” – she continues. – “and pulled over in a secluded corner. Then he leant across and kissed me. My mind was spinning. He had a wife, and I was only 13. I didn’t understand. He put his hands inside my knickers, panting that he wanted to have sex with me. I squirmed with discomfort, hating every moment."
“I longed to tell my mom. If she hadn’t been out at the wedding party I would have blurted it straight out to her. Instead, home alone, I jumped straight in the shower and scrubbed my entire body. I felt dirty, as if Steven’s hands were still pawing at me. By the time my mom came home I’d convinced myself I couldn’t possibly tell her what Steven had done. It would surely break up her cousin’s marriage, and I didn’t want to be responsible for that. I thought everyone would be cross with me.”
Then Ball continued to abuse poor girl wishing to make her his own. But suddenly in the last November Ball, who was already 41, was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court of sexual assault, sexual activity with a child, and three charges of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
He was jailed for nine years, and given a lifelong restraining order preventing him from ever contacting Ashley again.
Now Ashely takes anti-depressants, trying to start the brand new life and feeling comfortable that Ball is finally in the jail.