"When my mom said that to me I made the decision that I would never think that way, I was never going to let him get the better of me," Smart said.
I hope that you too will find the strength to move forward. Do not let this incident, as horrible as it was, define you. Your rapist will never get out from under the stigma of being a rapist, regardless of whether or not he is prosecuted. You on the other hand, did absolutely nothing wrong. You did not deserve what happened to you. Stand strong and know that you can have a great life if you choose to. My best to you and your family and to your friend Paige.