A SURVIVOR of the 'most appalling' sex abuse haunted by nightmares of harrowing exploitation has spoken for the first time of her unbearable pain.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has revealed how traumatic memories of child sex monsters grooming, raping and prostituting her as a teenager have left her fighting a daily battle to move on from the torment.

Salik and Azad Miah were last year locked up for a total of 23 years last July after luring their then 14-year-old victim into an abandoned house before giving her alcohol and drugs.

Fighting back tears as she spoke to the Oxford Mail, the victim has bravely stepped forward to encourage others to expose their suffering and bring more perpetrators to justice.

The woman, who still suffers nightmares of the abuse, said she tries to 'block' the painful memories but struggles not to crumble into floods of tears.

Now in her 20s, she added: "I have not spoken about it before, it has just built up and I have ended up being so depressed.

"It's not going to vanish from my memory. I know they are in prison but nothing is going to take away the pain they have caused me.

"I will never forgive them but I just hope they can look back and never do it again. If it ever happened to their child, I think they would be devastated."

The Miah 'cousins' enticed their victim, who was in care, into the deserted Iffley house with false promises of watching a film together before raping her on a 'dirty' bed.

The sex offenders, who would use nicknames 'Naz' and 'Taz' to conceal their identities, then sold her body to three men who took turns to abuse her further in the Meadow Lane property.

They groomed their 'vulnerable' victim, who had the social and verbal skills of a six or seven-year-old, gifting her with clothes, food, a mobile and cigarettes.

Still struggling to come to terms with the abuse, the woman said she needs to know why she was exploited at the hands of the paedophiles.

Blaming herself for their offending, she added: "I just thought it was something to do with me. I have always blamed myself for all of it."

The paedophiles would arrange to deliberately meet their victim away from the children's homes she lived at.

But social workers felt 'powerless' after discovering the teenager missing, unable to stop her from leaving the homes to meet her abusers, Oxford Crown Court heard during the Miahs' trial last year.

Azad Miah's wife Leanne Cox was jailed last month after sending threatening Facebook messages to the victim, to try to stop her bringing her abusers to justice.

The woman began self-harming and fearing for her safety after Cox's intimidating, derogatory messages, which branded the victim a 'liar'.

Born and bred in Oxford, she said she has been forced to flee the city in fear and has moved in with her partner elsewhere.

She recalls collapsing to the ground after hearing the men had been convicted, having an 'amazing' feeling moments after knowing they were behind bars.

Salik Miah, then 34, of Ferry Hinksey Road, Oxford, was jailed for 11 years, and Azad Miah, then 37, of Riverside Court, Oxford, was jailed for 12 years.

They were convicted of conspiracy to rape, two counts of rape and arranging or facilitating child prostitution between January 2005 and March 2007.

Cox, 25, of Dashwood Road, Oxford, admitted intimidating a witness in December 2015 and was jailed for 15 months in January by Judge Peter Ross, who said the victim had suffered the most appalling sexual abuse.

Hoping her story will encourage others to speak out, the woman said: "No one deserves to go through anything like that.

"Sometimes I wish I did not go through with the trial. But I am glad I did, as much as it was heartbreaking and hard, I'm glad that I pushed myself through all of it.

"I just hope the nightmares stop and I can move forward and don't have to worry at all."

Detective Inspector Ali Driver, of Thames Valley Police's major crime unit, said: "I have no doubt that there are offenders that we don't know about. There is more to come - there will be more trials, more victims, I'm sure, and more suspects sent to prison as a result. If victims muster the courage to come to us and speak to us, we can provide the support.

"We will find the people responsible and bring them to justice."

Victims can report abuse to Thames Valley Police by calling 101, to Oxfordshire's child sexual exploitation Kingfisher team on 01865 335276 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.