November 2, 2018 6:00 am

Podcast: This is why I met my rapist

Thirty years after she was sexually assaulted, Nikki chose to meet her rapist face-to-face.

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John Horace Oughton is believed to have sexually assaulted more than 100 women and children across Vancouver’s Lower Mainland in the 1980s. He is known as the “paper bag rapist” because he used to make his victims wear a bag over their heads when he was assaulting them. Sometimes he wore a bag as well.

In 1987, he was found guilty of committing 14 sexual assaults and has been in prison ever since.

John Horace Oughton. File photo.

The youngest of his victims, Nikki, who wishes to keep her last name private, was just eight years old when she was assaulted.

Nikki has spent the past 30 years dealing with the trauma of what happened to her, and in February of this year she decided to meet her rapist face-to-face as part of a restorative justice program.

On this week’s episode of the Global News podcast This is Why, we hear the second part of a two-part series, as Nikki shares her story for the very first time.

Listen to Part 2 here:

 

And in case you missed Part 1, here it is:

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