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.''

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