Updated: Thursday, 28 Jun 2012, 3:04 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012, 10:02 PM EDT
(WTNH) -- It was a horrific rape case in March of 2009 in which the victim, a young Connecticut woman, was left for dead.
Her attacker was caught and tried and sentenced to 80 years behind bars.
She recounts for the first time outside the courtroom what happened after she gave a co-worker a ride home from their workplace. That night her life was forever changed.
Her desire now is to be a advocate for woman who have been assaulted and help them find their way back.