Evans Rape Victim Gets New Identity.
12 December 2012, 16:47
A woman who was raped by former Sheffield United player Ched Evans and then identified online has been given a new name and moved away from her home.
Police say they had to do it to get her some kind of normal life back after the ``traumatic experience'' of the attack and her outing on social networks.
Victims of sexual attacks are supposed to remain anonymous for life - but her name was was circulated on Twitter and Facebook.
Last month nine people were each ordered to pay her £624 in one of the first cases of its kind, after they admitted revealing her identity.
Detective chief inspector Steve Williams said: ``The victim in this case has undergone a traumatic experience, not only the rape but the subsequent naming of her on social media sites.
"In order to bring her life back to some normality she has been offered a support package and has moved away from the area.''
"She now has a new identification, she's moved away from the area, and she's actually been able to move forward from the trauma.''