A brave rape survivor has told how the terrifying ordeal may have saved her life when tests she had afterwards detected pre-cancerous cells.
Kim Jenner, 27, has waived her anonymity to tell how a smear test she had after being raped in April last year identified the cells which otherwise might not have been found.
Miss Jenner, from Derby, said the discovery had been the “one positive” outcome of the experience and described it as a “silver lining”.
The 27-year-old had been to a house party and fell asleep on the sofa when she woke up to find drug dealer Joshua Banana raping her in the early hours of April 29 last year. She reported the rape and Banana, 27, was arrested but denied the attack.
He was jailed for ten years and eight months on Thursday after being convicted following a trial at Derby Crown Court.