Child abuse survivor overwhelmed by support as she prepares for Rotherham book signing

By Antony Clay | 07/09/2018

Child abuse survivor overwhelmed by support as she prepares for Rotherham book signing

A VICTIM of child abuse will be signing copies of a book about her ordeal tomorrow.

Caryn Walker will be at Honey B’s Tea Rooms and Takeaway on Hard Lane, Kiveton Park, from 2pm to 6pm.

She wrote her harrowing book “Tell Me You’re Sorry, Daddy” to help her come to terms with the abuse she suffered at the hands of Norman Yeo, who was jailed for 16 years for his crimes in 2011.

Caryn (47, pictured), who waived her right to anonymity to write her book, said: “The reason it’s been written for me is to give victims of child abuse a voice.

“The response I have been getting is overwhelming.”

Caryn, who changed her name from Karen Yeo to escape its association with her father, lived in Aston and Swallownest for 15 years before moving to Merseyside.

She was raped and indecently assaulted by her father from the age of eight to 16.

Caryn, who went to the police in 2010 aged 39, has dedicated her book to her big sister Jenny who spent much of her childhood in care and who died of a brain aneurysm in 2006, aged 36.

The writer, who now has a partner Elroy of 18 years and a 29-year-old son Karl, said: “I was originally asked to write the book five years ago but the writing took two years using a ghost writer.”

The book, written with Linda Watson-Brown and published by John Blake, was released on August 9 and is available via bookshops including Amazon, Asda and WH Smith.

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