Woman who was raped by Ian Huntley and had his baby wants to meet him to say 'I hate you'
Katie finally came forward with the story of the abuse she went through and her daughter, now 19, has come forward to say that she refuses to be a victim of Huntley
Thirty-six-year-old Katie Bryan, the teenage victim who was raped by child killer Ian Huntley and who ended up having his baby in the process, wants to meet the infamous Soham killer to tell him: "I hate you".
She came forward on April 29 and said that she wanted to meet the murderer face to face just to tell him how much hatred she had in her and that it was all directed at him. Bryan was groomed by the psychotic killer and also went through many months of abuse.
She moved in with him when she was just 15-years-old and then she was subsequently raped, pushed down the stairs and finally kicked in her stomach. Bryan rode through all of the abuse until she found out one day that she was pregnant so she left to protect her child.
Bryan told the Sunday Mirror in an interview that she was "not frightened" of the Soham killer who had, in 2002, slaughtered 10-year-old Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. She said: "For years I still feared him and wouldn't have been able to confront him but now I feel strong enough to. I know how dark and manipulative he is. I can't call him Ian. I call him 'that man' or 'him'. I can't acknowledge him as a human being."
"I won't allow myself to feel bitter as that would empower him. But I'd like to meet him face to face to tell him I'll never forgive him for what he did, and that after all these years my hatred for him has not been extinguished for his pitiful, manipulative attempt to drive a wedge between me and my daughter."
Bryan's mother was in tears on Loose Women when she was narrating the events of the fateful day when Huntley met her daughter. Jaqui Edwards said that she had invited the murderer to dinner on a Sunday after she met him selling raffle tickets for a children's charity.
She told the panel: "He seemed a nice boy. We got on really well. After a while he said he didn't have much family and would be in the flat all the time on his own. So I got him round for Sunday dinner. We had meals together as friends and we got on OK. He seemed a really nice chap, little did we know."
"One day he asked to take Katie into town to do a bit of shopping. She never came home."
Bryan was with her mother, Edwards, and her 19-year-old daughter, Samantha Bryan, on the show and she told the panel: "He beat me, physically and emotionally, and sexually abused me."
Jane Moore, one of the panelists on Loose Women, then asked Bryan: "By sexual abuse, do you mean he raped you?" To this question, she replied: "Yes."
Samantha Bryan, who is 14-years-old, found out that she was the infamous killer's daughter only when she googled him for a project she had at her school. The teen decided to forgo her anonymity to speak up about the impact Huntley's actions had on her family.
Last year she said: "I’m speaking out, as I refuse to be ashamed for existing, otherwise I’d become just another of his victims. To acknowledge him as anything else would be to give him a power I will never let him hold over me."
She wrote to her father in jail recently and asked him why he committed the crimes that he did but she instead got a response that was self-pitying. Till date, he hasn't told anyone the details of all the crimes he has committed and he has not been convicted of sexual abuse.
Huntley was convicted, instead, of slaying Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells in 2003. He was sentenced to two life terms in prison and is currently serving them at Frankland Prison in Durham.