Woman who was sexually abused and kept as ‘slave’ by own father bravely opens up


Stace Don, 32, from Oldham, Greater Manchester was just two years old when she started suffering horrific abuse at the hands of her own dad – now she is sharing her story in solidarity with other survivors

Mum of one, Stace Don, suffered abhorrent abuse at the hands of her father when she was just a little girl

A woman who was sexually abused and kept as a “slave” by her own dad has bravely opened up about her childhood ordeal.

Stace Don, 32, was just two years old when the horrific abuse at the hands of her own father, Nigel Taylor, started.

The mum of one from Oldham, Greater Manchester, had her depraved dad locked up after she bravely told police how he had treated her like a slave, physically, mentally and sexually abusing her.

But now Stace is even sharing her story with strangers online in a bid to help other survivors and victims of abuse.

She explained that her order began when she was taken into foster care as a toddler, the Manchester Evening News reports.

“My childhood was chaotic. My dad would turn up every now and again.

“I remember once he spoke to me in the street and introduced himself as my dad. We had contact on and off, but he had an awful temper.”







Stace’s ordeal began when she was placed into foster care at just two years old
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The abuse continued into her late teens and left her completely “destroyed”
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She said at the age of 17 she went to visit him, but was made to stay on.

Stace said: “He would say to me ‘look, you want me to be nice to you, don’t you and this is part of it’. He would drive me to deserted areas and abuse me in his car, or he’ d do it when the house was quiet.

“I wasn’t strong enough to fight him off and I was frightened of him too. I knew what his temper was like. He treated me as a doormat; I had to cook and clean for him, I had to look after him like I was his slave.If the housework wasn’t done, if his clothes weren’t ironed, I was in trouble.

“He forced me to stay awake to watch wrestling on late night TV and if I dozed off, he would touch me inappropriately or hit me. He’d wake me up by throwing my bed upside down. I had to stay awake for the wrestling , even though I was often exhausted.”

As the abuse continued into her late teens, Stace said she felt “destroyed” by her dad’s actions, but in her 20s she found the courage to report him.

In April 2011, she went to the police and Taylor was jailed at Basildon Crown Court for seven years after he admitted sexual activity with a child family member.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register and stay away from Stace.







Taylor was finally jailed for his depraved acts after Stace reported him in April 2011
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Stace said: “Mentally, physically, emotionally, he all but destroyed me. I had nowhere to turn and I felt helpless.”

But now she has used her traumatic experience to help others, by setting up a blog to support survivors and victims of abuse around the world.

Her platform already has more than 10,000 viewers in 30 countries across the globe.

“My father was like a bogeyman all through my childhood; he would turn up out of the blue. He treated me as his slave and if I didn’t do what he wanted he would sexually, physically, mentally or emotionally abuse me”, Stace said.

“I felt so isolated during the abuse and that is why I started the blog; to reach out to others.

“My supporters are spread over 30 different countries, from the US to Australia, South Africa and beyond.







Now she is sharing her story with thousands of other victims across the globe
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“I think it shows that these issues are universal. Anyone who can relate to anything I’ve written, please know that you will find happiness in yourself. The life you live is yours and yours alone.”

She added: “I will never fully recover from the horrors of my childhood, but I want to turn this into something positive. I want to help others. I started my blog for other survivors. It’s not just emotional support, it’s practical advice too , dealing with social services and the court system. Nobody should feel alone. Help is out there.”

You can read Stace’s blog here.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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