VIDEO: Child Rape Victim Hillary Shamed BREAKS SILENCE–Discuses How Clinton Defended Her Rapist

Kathy Shelton has broken 40 years of silence on her case and revealed how much she hates Hillary. Clinton worked as the defense attorney for Kathy’s rape case. In the process, Hillary would smear, lie and laugh later about how she knew her client actually did rape Shelton, who was then 12yrs-old.

A child rape victim says she cannot forgive Hillary Clinton for defending her rapist in court 40 years ago, saying the Democratic presidential candidate attacked her credibility despite knowing that her assailant was guilty – and  later laughed about it in a taped interview.

Kathy Shelton was just 12 years old when a 41-year-old drifter raped her on the side of a desolate Arkansas road in 1975.

Now, four decades later, she has agreed to be named and pictured for the first time in this Daily Mail Online exclusive because she is furious that her rapist’s defense attorney – Hillary Clinton – has been portraying herself as a lifelong advocate of women and girls on the campaign trail.

‘It’s put a lot of anger back in me,’ said Shelton, now 54, in an exclusive interview at her Springdale, Arkansas, home in August. ‘Every time I see [Clinton] on TV I just want to reach in there and grab her, but I can’t do that.’

In 1975, Clinton served as the defense lawyer for Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old factory worker accused of raping Shelton after luring her to his car.

Taylor pleaded down to ‘unlawful fondling of a minor’ and served less than a year in prison after Clinton was able to block the admission of forensic evidence that linked her client to the crime.

In a lengthy interview with the Daily Mail Online, Shelton said Clinton is ‘lying’ when she claims to be a lifelong defender of women and girls.

Shelton said Clinton accused her during the case of ‘seeking out older men’, and demanded that the 12-year-old undergo a grueling court-ordered psychiatric examination to determine whether she was ‘mentally unstable’.

‘I don’t think [Clinton’s] for women or girls. I think she’s lying, I think she said anything she can to get in the campaign and win,’ Shelton said. ‘If she was [an advocate for women and children], she wouldn’t have done that to me at 12 years old.’

While Shelton gave an anonymous interview to the Daily Beast in 2014, she said wants to start speaking out publicly, in part because ‘I think a lot of people would look at [Clinton] in a different way’ after hearing her story directly.

‘I want to speak to the world. Out there at the White House, so everyone can hear me,’ said Shelton. ‘That’s always been my thing since the anger’s built up. I want to speak out like [Clinton] does, and let the whole world hear it.’

For decades, Shelton said she had no idea that Clinton was the same woman as the lawyer who defended her rapist in 1975.

During the case, Clinton accused the 12-year-old of ‘seek[ing] out older men’ and ‘engag[ing] in fantasizing’ in court affidavits, and later laughed while discussing aspects of the case in a recently-unearthed audiotape from the 1980s.

On the audiotape, Clinton indicated that she believed Taylor, her client, was guilty, saying that his ability to pass a lie detector test ‘forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs’.

She also laughed while describing how she was able to get a world-famous New York City blood expert to question the admissibility of forensic evidence that was misplaced by the crime lab after it was tested.

The tape, which Shelton said discredits the notion that Clinton truly cared about protecting young girls, raises new questions that she wants to ask Clinton directly.

‘I heard you on tape laughing,’ said Shelton. ‘I just want to know, you’ve got a daughter and a grandbaby. What happens if that daughter of yours, if that would have been her [who was assaulted at age 12]?’

‘You would have protected her. You don’t know me, so I’m a piece of crap to you,’ added Shelton, who lives in the same small northwest Arkansas town where she was raised by a single mother. ‘Who cares about me, as long as you can win your first case as an attorney?’

The criticism of Clinton comes as Democrats seek to highlight the candidate’s early career legal work in support of women and children.

At the Democratic National Convention last month, the candidate and her surrogates repeatedly highlighted Clinton’s year-long stint at the Children’s Defense Fund after she graduated from law school in 1973.

‘I went to work for the Children’s Defense Fund, going door-to-door in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school,’ said Clinton in her speech.

‘It became clear to me that simply caring is not enough. To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws,’ she added.

Former president Bill Clinton also praised his wife’s work at the Children’s Defense Fund, and Donna Brazile told the convention that during that in the 1970s, ‘Hillary didn’t want to talk about anything other than how to make children’s lives better’.

One year after her job at the Children’s Defense Fund ended, 27-year-old Clinton moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she married Bill Clinton.

There, she helped launch a legal aid clinic at the University of Arkansas, which provided legal advice to individuals who could not afford it.

In 1975, Clinton was given the most consequential criminal case of her legal career – defending Taylor on charges of first degree rape, after the defendant requested a female attorney.

Since then, Clinton has spoken about the case only rarely, writing in her biography that she successfully ‘cast doubt on the evidentiary value of semen and blood samples the prosecutor claimed proved the defendant’s guilt in the rape’.

After the Roy Reed interview was published in 2014, Clinton defended her role, saying that as an attorney she was required to defend her client to the best of her ability, despite the nature of the crime.

‘I asked to be relieved of that responsibility but I was not and I had a professional duty to represent my client to the best of my ability, which I did,’ Clinton said.

According to Shelton, Clinton’s public response left many questions unanswered.

‘She didn’t mention that she was laughing and saying [Taylor] was guilty. I guess as a lawyer it is your responsibility to defend someone,’ Shelton said.

‘But if she’s for women and children, why would she defend someone knowing that a 12-year-old got raped?’ she added.

Shelton said she ‘wasn’t surprised’ that Clinton has yet to express sympathy for the plight she went through as a victim.

She said: ‘If she brought it up there would probably be some questions asked that she wouldn’t be able to answer.

‘Because after laughing on that tape, she’s pretty much stuck in knowing that she lied, knowing that it happened to me. And that tape’s out there to be listened to by anybody.’

On May 10, 1975, Shelton, an outgoing 12-year-old tomboy, had been riding her bike around the neighborhood when she first encountered Taylor – who worked at a paper factory at the time – and an underage male at one of her friend’s houses.

The Washington County Sherriff’s Office said the case files from the assault were unavailable and may have been lost in a flood, making it difficult to compile an independent account of the case.

But according to a timeline reported by Newsday in 2008, Shelton got into Taylor’s truck after he said he would take her to get a soda.

Taylor drove to a ‘weedy ravine’, where he and his 15-year-old male acquaintance raped her.

Taylor and his 15-year-old accomplice denied raping Shelton, although one unnamed witness of the attack told prosecutors that he overheard Taylor sexually assaulting Shelton, according to court records.

‘They denied it and said I asked for it,’ said Shelton. ‘Do you think I would ask to have several stitches down there and not have kids? No, I wouldn’t.’

Shelton said she was a virgin before she was raped, and her mother was very strict about her relationships with members of the opposite sex.

‘My mom didn’t even let me start dating until 18 and then I didn’t want to because of what happened,’ said Shelton. ‘I didn’t deserve it…I was a virgin, let’s put it that way, when it happened. And I was totally freaked out.’

Shelton said she was physically beaten during the attack.

‘I can’t cuss, but [Taylor] was calling me the ‘b’ word, and [saying] ‘You like it, you know it’,’ said Shelton. ‘Slapping me and hitting me with his fist.’

A witness to the assault told the prosecutor that ‘he overheard Thomas Taylor having had sexual relations with the victim’.

Medical examinations ‘reflected that the victim herein had, in fact, had sexual relations consistent with the time stated by her wherein she was attacked,’ according to court filings.

Shelton said she managed to escape her attackers to a nearby house that had a light on, and later woke up in the hospital.

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