Woman whose father abused her from the age of four reveals she insisted on confronting him face-to-face in court – and says ‘the dark corner of her life’ has become her ‘strength’
- Natasha Mina, 29, from Leicester, waved her right to anonymity after her case
- Father Peter Wilson, 59, was found guilty of indecent assault against Natasha
- Reveals that since he was convicted her life has gone from ‘strength to strength’
A woman, who’s father sexually abused her from the age of four, has spoken out about the abuse and why she wanted to face him in court.
Natasha Mina, 29, from Leicester, waved her right to anonymity and speaks out in documentary tonight, My Dad the Pedophile on 5Star, about his betrayal.
Last October her father Peter Wilson, 59, was found guilty of 10 indecent assaults against Natasha and three other girls at Leicester Crown Court.
However she told the Mirror that since he was convicted her life has gone from ‘strength to strength’
Natasha said: ‘What was once a dark corner of my life has become a strength and a bright area.’
Natasha Mina, 29, from Leicester, waved her right to anonymity and speaks out in documentary, My Dad the Paedophile, tonight about his betrayal
The case last October at Leicester Crown Court found her father guilty and jailed for 12 years.
At the trial Natasha insisted on reading out her own victim statement, revealing in it how powerless she felt at the time of the abuse.
She went on to say how she felt as though she had led a double life because of the awful secret she had to carry around.
She also said how the abuse led to her ‘childhood innocence being robbed’ and nightmares.
Last October her father Peter Wilson (pictured) 59, was found guilty of 10 indecent assaults against Natasha and three other girls at Leicester Crown Court
After the trial she waved her right to anonymity and she said she knew it was the right thing to do – and since she revealed her identity she says it has made others in the same situation speak out and report the abuse to police.
‘My mission is to change the idea people have when they hear the phrase ‘child sexual abuse victim or survivor. I know in my heart that what I’m doing is right,’ she said.
However she admits that she will never have a relationship with him again, as he hasn’t shown any remorse.
Revealing that he denied her allegations she said: ‘I do wonder if he still believes his lies. All the way through the trial I was told by people who were watching him that he appeared emotionless. When I read my statement to him I got to see him up close. He just shook his head in denial.’
Natasha admits that she would never have a relationship with her father again, as he hasn’t shown any remorse for what he did
As well as a kick-boxing instructor, Natasha is a supporter for Women in Sport and an ambassador for the This Girl Can campaign
Thinking back to her court appearance, the kickboxing instructor, says she’s proud of how brave she was and also admits that she took her time as she wanted to make sure her father was looking in her eyes when she delivered her statement.
She says delivering the speech to him directly felt empowering, adding that she’s determined to not let what happened affect the rest of her life. As well as a kick-boxing instructor, she is a supporter for Women in Sport and an ambassador for the This Girl Can campaign.
Her father was jailed last October for 12 years with an additional one-year licence period when the jury unanimously found him guilty of 10 indecent assault offences.
He will also be placed on a sexual harm prevention order and will be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life. While he also has a restraining order banning any future contact with his four victims.
At the time of the hearing judge Judge Martin Hurst said: ‘You are a monster to all of these four victims in this case and you brazened it out during the trial, allowing the complainants to be branded as liars.’