Paedophile father took me on the run: Daughter, 18, reveals she was raped four times a day from when she was six and twice got pregnant
- Shannon Clifton, now 18, has waived anonymity to reveal trauma she suffered
- Paedophile Shane Ray Clifton beat and raped his daughter from age of six
- She fell pregnant at age of 11 but he battered her unconscious and she lost baby
- Pair went on the run when Shannon fell pregnant again but were found by police
A teenager whose paedophile father raped her up to four times and day and took her on the run has revealed the trauma she suffered during childhood.
Brave Shannon Clifton, now 18, waived her anonymity to reveal the vile beatings and sexual abuse she was subjected to at the hands of her father.
Paedophile Shane Ray Clifton first raped his daughter when she was just six on the living room floor, the Mirror reports.
And when Shannon was 11, he got her pregnant but battered her unconscious and she lost the baby.
Brave Shannon Clifton, now 18, waived her anonymity to reveal how the vile monster the vile beatings and sexual abuse she was subjected to at the hands of her father. Stock image
And when Shannon turned 13, she found out she was pregnant again but twisted Clifton Googled ways to make her miscarry and forced her to do dangerous exercise routines.
At nine months pregnant, a suspicious nurse at school asked her to take a test – but Shannon refused.
Terrified his sickening crimes would be exposed, Clifton went on the run with his daughter which sparked a six day manhunt for the pair.
Two days after they were found, Shannon gave birth to a baby boy – that was both her son and her brother.
Clifton, 36, got a minimum 15 years life sentence for rape at Derby Crown Court in 2015.
The case made headlines after brainwashed Shannon screamed: ‘I love you Dad, I miss you.’
Neither Clifton or Shannon could be named during the trial.
Three years on, Shannon has bravely chosen to speak out about the abuse in the hoping of helping others like herself.
When Shannon turned 13, she found out she was pregnant again but twisted Clifton Googled ways to make her miscarry and forced her to do dangerous exercise routines. Stock image
She told the paper: ‘He stole my life. He turned it into a nightmare I couldn’t wake up from – raping and beating me for years. I was frightened and in pain every day.’
Shannon says she ‘hates her Dad’ but still misses him because he was the family member she had during her childhood.
Clifton took custody of Shannon, whom he called her ‘little princess’ at the age of five after he split with her mother.
But things quickly changed, and the violent thug began to beat her – even burning her with an iron and hitting her with a hammer.
Speaking about the first time she was raped, Shannon said: ‘He got me up in the night and made me lie on the floor in my nightie.
‘Then he lay on top of me and just did it. I felt the worst pain imaginable. I was screaming for him to stop, but he wouldn’t.
‘Afterwards I lay there bleeding. I was sobbing so much I could barely breathe’.
When Shannon gave birth to her child, she said that she ‘loved him instantly’ but found it ‘confusing’ that he was also her brother. Stock image
Clifton convinced his daughter that the regular rapes were something all fathers did to their daughters.
He forced Shannon to have sex up to four times a day, and even made her do it in the woods.
She told the Mirror: ‘He’d film it and once made me watch it. I was crying – it was so horrible.’
But Shannon still loved her father as he was ‘all she had’.
When Shannon gave birth to her child, she said that she ‘loved him instantly’ but found it ‘confusing’ that he was also her brother.
A year after her birth, she made the difficult decision to put him up for adoption while she was living in care.
Shannon now suffers from PTSD and attempted suicide at the age of 16. But with the help of her foster family she is rebuilding her life.
She added: ‘I’ll never know exactly why my dad did what he did, but my aim is to help other abuse victims who read this – so they can find the help they need.’