Transcript for Woman Confronts Attacker in Court
-- Javon Cooper had nothing to say at a sentencing hearing. In honor I want to speak -- behalf of the victim. This victim was not engage in any high risk activity he did not distort judgment anyway. Her life is forever changed she's robbed -- life if she were ahead. Had she not had -- -- in the middle of the afternoon in public place. But the police and the victim had plenty to say amen -- someone tell you how it affected me. The victim told the court how her life -- changed and as is typical when rape and attempted rape cases her face in court was -- I look over my shoulder. More than -- ever have sometimes it feels like from behind me even if they're not. The victim went on to tell the court she has difficulty concentrating. Has nightmares and flashbacks. Addicts coming driving the board and -- my -- And has missed more than a year of work she spoke directly to -- attacker who she refused to call by. I'm not a victim I -- the Vic -- The stronger in the winner. You picked the wrong woman on August 19 2009. I served not. You have simply victimized your -- I will be free for the rest of my life. You will be a prisoner for the rest of yours. And after court the victim Heidi Damon said she had nothing to be ashamed up. And ask that we show her face because she had a message for other products. Hopefully -- will help someone. Get strength. And be able to go to the authorities -- -- in a bad position or if they were attacked and they know who their attacker was to go. To the place and come forward and talk about it. In Tampa -- that and -- ABC action news.
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