The woman raped by footballer Ched Evans has had to change her name and move house five times, her father has said.
The father, who cannot be named to protect his daughter’s identity, said she was separated from her family and friends over the festive period and was not able to exchange Christmas presents with him after being identified by Twitter trolls.
She worked over Christmas to take her mind off her tormentors, who are supporters of Evans, her father said.
The Welsh former Sheffield United striker was jailed in April 2012 for raping the woman in a hotel room in Rhyl, north Wales. He denied rape, claiming the sex was consensual, but he was found guilty by a jury at Caernarfon crown court.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the victim’s father said: “It’s the fifth time she’s had to move in under three years, she is just living her life on the run.
“I couldn’t even see her over Christmas because it’s too risky for her to visit me. I don’t even know where she is living at the moment, so I haven’t been able to give her the Christmas presents I bought her.
“The last time I saw her was almost a year ago, and it’s been hard not having her at home over Christmas. I just want her near me so I can protect her.”