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Chenice Seddon was 20-years-old when a monster filmed himself raping her while she was unconscious.
She woke up with bruises but had no memory or proof that anything sinister had happened.
As such, she was too scared to make a rape accusation.
But months later, police phoned her to ask about two tattoos – including a specific ‘Magaluf 2017’ one on her lower back.
After confirming they were hers, she was then told a vile video was found on a predator’s phone of him exploiting her.
The man responsible, Dickson Nguande, was even caught on CCTV mocking her for being intoxicated.
Ngaunde, 27, was then convicted of rape and was jailed for 10 years in May 2021.
And Chenice has now courageously spoken to the Daily Star about her harrowing ordeal.
She said: “Being told I’d been raped completely changed me and changed my whole life.
“It has ruined my relationship with men because my trust has gone completely.
“Even if a guy offers me a drink I fear he will drug me and take me home and rape me.
“I have a fear of men just being dirty predators and that’s really rubbish.
“I don’t know how long it will last, probably until I can start having a life again.
"Being raped made me hate myself afterwards. How could someone take my trust like that?”
Chenice’s horrific real life nightmare happened in September 2019.
Back then, she was confident and outgoing and enjoyed partying in her hometown of Preston, Lancs.
On one occasion, she and a pal ended up at a friend’s house.
The friend called himself Max and he once gave her a lift home after a night out.
That evening, Max had invited a pal, Dickson, over too.
Chenice didn’t know Dickson but had seen him in town, describing him as quiet and shy.
Recalling the house party, Chenice said: “We were in Max’s room and there was music on and me and my friend were dancing and singing along to the music.
“Everything seemed fine. But after being there only an hour or so I just completely blacked out.”
Chenice believes she only drank three vodka and mixers before passing out.
And the next thing she remembered was waking up alone in a bed.
She said: “I still had my dress on but my body felt different and I had bruises everywhere.
“Straight from the get go I felt weird. I was thinking ‘why can’t I remember anything’?
“I never get hangovers but I felt crap and my belly hurt.”
Chenice found her friend who also had no recollection of the previous night.
However, her pal said she’d overheard Max and Dickson talking that morning.
And it was rumoured Dickson and Chenice had sex.
Chenice was appalled when she found out and questioned why she’d sleep with someone she didn’t find attractive.
But with her memory blank, she soon began to doubt herself.
She said: “I started thinking what if I did sleep with him and how could I be so stupid?
“I didn’t want to cause any trouble by suggesting rape because that could ruin somebody’s life and I didn’t remember or have proof.”
Chenice approached Dickson days later but the coward said he couldn’t remember if the pair had sex.
And for the next few months, Chenice was left in the dark about what had happened to her.
Then, in January 2021, the police called.
She said: “The woman said they were building a case against Amos Ocheng and Dickson Ngaunde.
“I asked who Amos was and they said he sometimes called himself Max.
“At that point I was like oh my god… Later I confirmed my tattoos and they said they found the video on Dickson’s phone of him raping me unconscious.
“My heart just sank. I started crying because I knew something had happened but I couldn’t bring it up.”
Chenice agreed to help the investigation after finding out Ocheng was believed to have raped a 14-year-old girl.
The sickos denied the charges and made Chenice go through a hellish trial.
She said: “I did it via a video feed and I had to hold back tears when I heard them speak to confirm their names.
“It made me so scared that I moved out of Preston.
“The defence team said I used to be a stripper and I started crying because I was told nobody would use my job against me. It was victim blaming.
“Dickson argued that I was begging for sex and I liked it rough. He tried to paint me as a wh**e to get a lesser sentence.”
Thankfully, both men were convicted.
Ocheng, 51, was jailed for 27 years for raping three girls aged between 14 and 19 while Dickson was caged for 10 for raping Chenice.
And the man pretending to be Max was also found guilty of trafficking offences and three counts of supplying drugs.
Chenice said: “I got the call confirming the sentencing and I just dropped my phone, fell to the floor and cried into my friend’s arms.”
Chenice sought professional help and was given antidepressants to help her cope.
She is now a student doing a childhood sociology degree in Liverpool.
Despite being in a better place, she is still haunted by what happened.
She said: “I’m 22 and my friends can go out and meet boys and go to after parties but I don’t feel comfortable doing that.
“I’m scared of drinking too much and putting myself in a vulnerable position around a guy in case they abuse it.
“My future relationships with men are going to be ruined and that’s not fair.”
And she wants to share her story to warn others just how violent men can be.
She explained: “The amount of women being killed is heartbreaking and I’m just glad my situation didn’t end even worse.
“Reading about women like Sarah Everard who were just walking home makes me so angry.
“Now I’m terrified walking home and I’m always on my guard. I considered Max a friend and if a friend could let that happen to me a stranger wouldn’t think twice."
She added: “I’m not speaking out because I’m brave, it’s because I’m scared.
“I’m scared of it happening to one of my friends or my daughter if I ever have kids.
“No matter how safe you feel with someone, just have your own back. Women are killed by their husbands and their own family members.
“I’ve learned that the world really is cruel.”
After Ngaunde and Ocheng were sentenced, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Holgate said: “I would like to commend first and foremost the bravery of the young women who have reported these offences and gone through the trial process.
“It cannot have been an easy experience to relive what was done to them but these convictions would not have been possible without them and I am grateful for what they have done.”
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