BBC News - 18 January 2012
Sussex - A woman who was attacked and raped in Brighton has
spoken of the fear she felt at possibly contracting HIV.
Victor Agada, 24, was found guilty at the city's Crown Court on
Friday and jailed for four years.
"I was trying to move him with my hands but it was impossible. I
couldn't do anything because with a man being so strong," she
"I just was scared of being pregnant or being infected with HIV,"
said the woman who has been praised by police.
She said that for a month after the attack, she just felt numb
and had trouble sleeping.
Worried about having caught HIV from Agada, she went for medical
tests, with a friend for support.
"Fortunately it was clear and I was so happy," she said.
Speaking to the BBC about the court case, she said: "It took one
year, but it was worth waiting.
"The problem was that I didn't want to see him again, and I felt
that he could hurt me again.
"Every time I knew he had to go to court, to plead guilty or not
guilty, it was very difficult for me.
"Now I know that he's not going to be there, I guess that will
help me get over it."
Det Con Joel Brooks from Sussex Police said: "The victim's brave
decision to pursue the prosecution will help to protect other
women, but also sends a clear message that offenders of domestic
violence will be held to account.
"It is great to see her looking to the future now justice has