"...I feel that if I choose not to forgive him that I let him take up space in my head that I could be and should be using for far greater things.’’ Inspired, wise words spoken by a teenager, who was raped. The girl was a 14 year old girl volunteering in a hospital, for a summer. She was raped in the stairwell, in that hospital. See Link.
This girl will move on. Her life is better and she has a future. As Bishop Tutu said, "There is No Future without Forgiveness." It isn't easy, but for the mental, emotional, and spiritual health of a victim, it's a necessity.
I pray for everyone involved in this crime.