Shannon Graham says she regrets reporting her sexual assault to the police and says she wants to let people know how the criminal justice system works.
“I give my evidence, that’s my part. How it affects my personal life? How it affected me? That doesn’t matter to them,” Graham says. “(Victims are) not just something you can pull up to the stand and use as a little puppet.”
“I got what most people hope to get. I got the conviction. I got the sentence. And yet, he’s out free,” Graham says. “I sit there and I go, ‘What was any of this for?”
Shannon’s story is similar to many women who report sexual assault. It’s why so many women give up or don’t file charges at all. Global News has more…