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Shannon Clifton, 19, suffered years of abuse at the hands of her father Shane Ray Clifton, 36. He was jailed for 15 years when she was aged 14 but has now had his sentence reduced. The teenager hopes to move abroad to start a new life saying living in Derby 'brings back too much'

Shannon Clifton, 19, suffered years of abuse at the hands of her father Shane Ray Clifton, 36. He was jailed for 15 years when she was aged 14 but has now had his sentence reduced. The teenager hopes to move abroad to start a new life saying living in Derby 'brings back too much'

A teenager who was repeatedly raped by her binman father and even gave birth to his child is to flee her home after his prison sentence was reduced. 

Shannon Clifton, 19, is trying to piece her life back together after suffering horrific treatment at the hands of her father, Shane Ray Clifton, until the age of 14.     

The student was raped up to four times a day and, at the age of 13, gave birth to her father's child, who was later adopted. 

The horrific abuse eventually came to an end when Clifton, 36, was jailed for 15 years.

But Shannon later found out his sentence had been reduced to 10 years and now says she wants to flee Derby before the monster is released from jail. 

Shannon, who grew up in Chaddesden, a suburb of Derby, said she went to live with her father, aged five, when her parents split up.

She said: 'It was nice at first but he started getting abusive. I would come home from school and he started to hit me. I just got used to it in the end.

'The first time it happened was when we moved into a flat near Elvaston Castle.

'It started becoming sexual. There was one time in the front room on the floor. I've tried to block it out so I don't remember it all.'

Shannon was a pupil at Breadsall Hill Top School, Derby at the time.

She said she used to go to school 'with bruises all over' but was instructed to tell teachers she had been play fighting with her cousins.

After a period of time, Shannon and her father moved back to Chaddesden. 

Shannon said: 'That's when everything started getting worse. It was becoming more regular.

'When I was younger it was just once or twice here and there but then it started becoming every day, then a few times a day.'

Paedophile Shane Ray Clifton (pictured with his daughter) first raped his daughter when she was just six on the living room floor. And when Shannon was 11, he got her pregnant but battered her unconscious and she lost the baby

Paedophile Shane Ray Clifton (pictured with his daughter) first raped his daughter when she was just six on the living room floor. And when Shannon was 11, he got her pregnant but battered her unconscious and she lost the baby

Shannon said she was often raped before and after school and sometimes in the middle of the night.

She said: 'I only understood what sex was when I was about nine and we were learning about it at school.

'I remember the first time we were taught sex education, my teacher told us 'nobody should touch you in these places'.

'I was shocked because I thought, that's what my dad does to me.' 

Shannon said her father treated her as his wife. He regularly asked her to clean the house and make his dinner from the age of nine.  

When Shannon was 11, she noticed her body starting to change and realised she was pregnant.

She said: 'For a while I didn't tell him. But when I did finally tell him, he beat me up.

'It was all really confusing, I was a child carrying a child.'

She worked out that she was around 28 weeks pregnant when she lost the baby.

In December 2012, Shannon became pregnant again.

She said she wasn't surprised she lost the baby 'because of the things I was going through'.

Shannon said when she was 12 she told a teacher at school and a social worker that her father had broken her nose.

She said: 'They took me away for one night and then the next day I went straight back to him.

'They didn't do anything about it, so I thought there's no point in telling people anything.

'I put myself in more danger by telling them. I was too scared.'

Shannon said summer was the worst time because her father would rape her outside the

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