'Gorgeous' comment was turning point

THE three years of abuse finally came to an end when Stallard made a comment to her mother about her being “gorgeous”, which made her feel so sick that she said she did not want to see him again.

THE three years of abuse finally came to an end when Stallard made a comment to her mother about her being “gorgeous”, which made her feel so sick that she said she did not want to see him again.

Although they met again as adults, he made constant comments towards her that made her feel uncomfortable. She was 19 when she first broke her silence and told her drugs counsellor everything that had happened.

It was then she decided to break off all contact with him but was determined not to go to the police as she couldn't bear the thought of standing up in court.

When the murders of five prostitutes came to light in Ipswich in 2006, her boyfriend at the time forced her to report it.

Having her two children also made her realise how she would feel it if happened to them.

She said: “I knew some of the girls that had been killed and it really upset me.

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“A boyfriend forced me to tell police and after that, I stayed in a women's refuge until the trial.

“To hear in court that he did not force himself on me was heartbreaking. He took advantage of a little girl.”

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