Brave mum speaks out after being raped by her estranged husband

Victim speaks out

Victim speaks out

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A mother who was raped by her estranged husband as she cuddled her four-year-old daughter in bed has spoken out against the culture of ‘victim-blaming’ in sexual abuse cases.

The 40 year old, who says she would have waived her right to anonymity if it weren’t for the fear of identifying her children, believes rape is rape – no matter who the perpetrator.

The victim has waited a number of months since the sentencing of the father of her three children – who raped her in what was their marital home in Hemel Hempstead back in 2011 – to talk openly about the traumatic ordeal.


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