I was raped by monstrous family friend after falling asleep on my best pal’s sofa

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A WOMAN has revealed how she was raped by her “monstrous” childhood family friend after falling asleep on their sofa.

Shannon Wood and Andrew Kane knew one another since they’d been children nonetheless had drifted aside of their teenage years.

Shannon Wood, 21, has spoken out relating to the horror ordeal when she was raped by a childhood friendCredit: HotSpot Media
Shannon said she can 'never forgive' her childhood friend
Shannon acknowledged she goes to be able to ‘by no means forgive’ her childhood friendCredit: HotSpot Media

But one evening time time closing 12 months, Kane raped Shannon after she fell asleep on the sofa at her best friend’s dwelling get collectively.

In April 2021, Kane was convicted of rape and was jailed for six years – and Shannon has now bravely spoken out to disclose the sickening assault.

Shannon, a carer, says: “Andrew and I had been shut rising up and I trusted him. No timeframe in jail will make up for the horror he put me by way of.

“Every day is a struggle but I’m getting there. I want other survivors of abuse to know they can get through it too.”

Shannon and Kane, each 21 and each from Glasgow, would play collectively as quickly as they’d been youthful – nonetheless as they grew older, they went to completely utterly totally different schools and drifted aside.

But years later, in September 2012, as quickly as they’d been each 12, they reconnected.

Shannon says: “Over the years, we always chatted about our families and supported each other. We’d hang out at parks, go cycling or for long walks.”

In 2016, Shannon met any particular person and so they additionally bought a home collectively – and Kane bought a girlfriend and so they additionally had a toddler.

Years later, in February 2020, Shannon’s best friend had a home get collectively one evening time time.

Shannon’s then-partner had work the next day, so she went alone.

She says: “When I arrived I was delighted to see Andrew there. The drinks had been flowing and Andrew and I had a catch-up open air.

“He asked how my boyfriend was and how life was going.”

Afterwards, Shannon and Kane joined all folks as soon as extra inside.

Shannon says: “I didn’t drink usually nonetheless I was in an excellent temper so I saved topping up my wine.

RAPE ORDEAL

“Within a few hours, my head was spinning. By 6am, everything went black.”

Shannon did not realise that she’d handed out on the lounge sofa – and minutes later, she woke as lots as a pointy ache.

Shannon says: “I opened my eyes and noticed Andrew was on me, raping me.

“My leggings and pants had been pulled correct proper all the way down to my ankles. At first, I froze.

“But then I leapt off the sofa, pulled my garments up and burst into tears.

“Andrew just stared at me blankly, staying silent. I couldn’t believe what had just happened.”

Terrified, Shannon ran upstairs to her friend’s mattress room, woke her up and instructed her that Kane had merely raped her – and she or he then shot downstairs to confront Kane.

Recalling the horror, Shannon acknowledged: “I stood on the extreme of the steps, shaking.

“I heard her screaming at Andrew, asking why he’d do that to me. I then heard Andrew inform her that I wasn’t asleep by way of all of it.

“I was disgusted. I shortly heard commotion and realised our utterly totally different mates, who had been asleep, had woken up.

“They forced him to leave. After I heard the door slam, I collapsed. I felt so betrayed.”

ATTACKER JAILED

Shortly after, the friend walked Shannon to the police station the place she reported Kane, and later that week he was charged with the assault.

In April 2021, Andrew Kane pleaded accountable to a minimum of one rely of rape in opposition to Shannon at The High Court in Glasgow.

He was jailed for six years – nonetheless Shannon acknowledged it is not satisfactory for what he did to her.

Reflecting on the aftermath, Shannon acknowledged: “It wasn’t satisfactory for what he did to me.

“After that, my psychological properly being deteriorated and I shut down emotionally. My boyfriend and I cut back up attributable to it.

“Mum was completely beside herself when she stumbled on.

“She by no means thought Andrew would do one issue like this and it kills her that she wasn’t there to guard me that evening time time.

“Now, I’m trying to come to terms with what happened and move forward. But it’s so hard. I’ll never forgive Andrew.”

Andrew Kane, 21, has been jailed for six years after the disgusting attack
Andrew Kane, 21, has been jailed for six years after the disgusting assaultCredit: HotSpot Media

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