Sexual assault survivor’s best friend marries her rapist

Sexual assault survivor’s best friend marries her rapist

The victim, whose name we can’t publish, developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the attack by Royal Army Medical Corps officer Daniel Howard.

She was also shunned by her best friend April, who was Howard’s fiancée at the time, and lost her boyfriend to suicide in the wake of the attack.

April had been her closest friend since university, and she was heartbroken by her reaction.

‘I was meant to be a bridesmaid at her wedding,’ she told the Mirror.

‘We were meant to have children at similar times and raise them together. I only said something in the first place to try to protect April.

‘I couldn’t have stood in church on her wedding day knowing what had happened and that it would most probably happen again.’

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