A woman has spoken of her horror at discovering her husband had been secretly raping her while she slept and filming the attacks.
Sarah Tetley, fought through panic attacks and depression to see her now-ex partner Charlie Tetley put behind bars after the terrifying assaults which took place in the bedroom they shared.
The 26-year-old is now sharing her story in the hope that it will help other victims of abuse.
Sarah thought that she had the fairy-tale marriage when she met Charlie Tetley in a pub when she was 18.
Although he was eight years her senior, the couple instantly hit it off and began a relationship.
In 2009, they completed their family when Sarah fell pregnant with their daughter, who is now four
But gradually, Charlie’s behaviour became more and more controlling and he would tell Sarah where she could be and how to behave with their child.
Despite some reservations about his personality, Sarah agreed when her boyfriend proposed, thinking that marriage might iron out the problems in their relationship.
So the couple married in 2011 at a local church in front of all of their family and friends.He refused to let his wife use his computer and would regularly shut himself away in their bedroom in the evening.Sarah feared her husband was having an affair behind her back, but the truth was far worse – he had been raping her while she slept at night and recording the assaults.
She made the discovery one morning when she woke up to find Charlie attacking her.
As well as raping his wife, Charlie would also film himself molesting her with various household objects.
She told This Morning:
the time I thought, I’ll just pretend I’m still asleep and see what’s going on.
‘He stopped pretty quickly and I left the bedroom and went downstairs and sat up watching some rubbish on telly.’
After her husband left for work, she fled to her neighbour’s house and told them what was going on.