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My father, desperate to protect his family, would stay up all night after barricading the windows.
I left my shirt and underwear on and got into bed next to the man I had trusted, feeling embarrassed, knowing that I wouldn't sleep a wink.
After about eight months in prison, Amanda's trial started and Samantha was called to be a witness.
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I had been seeing one of them, Liam, for three weeks and had met Phil and Simon once or twice.
But he wasn't even listening.