A HUDDERSFIELD rape victim today revealed her shock at waking up to find she was being attacked in a town centre churchyard.
The 33-year-old - who cannot be named - says she was stunned to discover she was being raped by a stranger in St Peter's Gardens after a night out.
And she admits the ordeal has ruined her life.
She said: "I couldn't believe it at first. I was really shocked.
"I had no intention of falling asleep but the fresh air mixed with alcohol knocked me out.
"When I came round this man was having sex with me.
"It was awful."
The mother-of-three had gone into town alone that night but had bumped into a friend in Lloyds Bar, King Street.
She said: "It was something I often did until this happened.
"I had the confidence to go out on my own.
"Now I realise it isn't safe."
She stayed in the pub after her friend left until closing time.
She then walked on Cross Church Street to find a taxi home.
She said: "I was feeling quite nervous and there were a lot of people queuing for taxis so I thought I would walk on to find another one.
"I went and sat on the churchyard steps to smoke my last cigarette but there were a lot of people being boisterous.
"So I went around the corner into the grounds and must have fallen asleep.
"That shock of waking up and someone doing that to you was awful."
She said she managed to push her attacker off but he came back and made her perform a sex act.
She said: "I pushed him off again and kicked him.
"He then fled through the gardens towards the Royal Mail sorting office."
She believed he was the same man who had been near her in Lloyds earlier that evening.
Police were called to the scene and she had to undergo a series of tests and examinations.
She said: "I am still trying to come to terms with it.
"I have good days and bad days.
"I felt dirty and I blamed myself at first but he's the guilty one, not me.
"I am still so angry."
Police are still carrying out forensic investigations and say they now have the scientific means to be able to eliminate people from their inquiries. Nobody has been arrested.
The woman added: "It is awful knowing he is still out there in case I don't remember what he looks like or he tries to intimidate me.
"He thinks he's got away with it."
She described the man as white, in his late 20s or early 30s and 5ft 8in tall, with a slim build and brown hair.
Anybody with information is asked to contact Huddersfield Police on 01484 436659.