My daughter's dad is a holiday rapist who dragged me down an alleyway

DEAR DEIDRE: I’M not sure whether to tell my parents that their granddaughter was a result of a rape.

It happened five years ago when I was in Greece on holiday.

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I’m a woman of 27. I was walking alone and was grabbed from behind and dragged down an alleyway.

The man was so strong. He held down my head and I couldn’t see his face.

The assault lasted just seconds before he ran off. I went back to my apartment and never told a soul.

I was horrified to find out I was pregnant but knew I wanted my baby.

My parents were great.

I told them the father was a guy I’d met at my gym, who didn’t want to be involved.

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I’m keeping a big secret but I don’t want my daughter to ever think she wasn’t loved.

Should I tell my parents?

DEIDRE SAYS: I am sorry to hear this happened to you.

The priority is to ensure you are getting the right support to help you work out what is best for you and your child.

Talk it over with Rape Crisis (, 0808 802 9999), who will help you decide whether telling your parents is the right thing for you to do.

You can also find emotional support from Mocra (Mothers of Children Conceived in Rape and Abuse,

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