Woman raped by her friend’s grandson after they celebrated her birthdayBy Mason White 4:20 PM June 9, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman in the United Kingdom, was raped by a man she invited to her birthday.
The woman of Ebbw Vale, Wales, spoke about how she was raped on her birthday by her friend, “polite grandson,” whom she had invited to her birthday party.
Catherine Gwynne, who spoke out to encourage other victims of sexual crimes, revealed how she was attacked by the man shortly after hosting her 39th birthday party.
23-year-old Arron Murphy, who is the grandson of Gwynne’s friend, was found guilty of sexually assaulting the woman after everyone left the party.
Gwynne said goodbye to her guests and was preparing for bed when she heard someone in the kitchen. As she came to investigate, Murphy dragged her to her room and raped her while her 9-year-old daughter was sleeping a few meters away.
Gwynne said that when she saw the 23-year-old man in her kitchen, she thought that he came back to retrieve something that his grandmother left behind.
After greeting the man, he lunged at her and attacked her.
After raping the woman, Murphy ran from the home. Gwynne then called the police.
Murphy was arrested the same night on suspicion of rape, but he claimed that the sex act between them was consensual.
Murphy was found guilty of rape and was sentenced to seven years in prison. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.