- Paige Bilclough, 17, has waived her right to anonymity to discuss her ordeal
- She was 15 when she was forced off the street at knifepoint by Abdul Miah
- He was 19, and held a knife to her throat before forcing schoolgirl to strip
- Raped her three times in 90-minute ordeal on wasteland in December 2012
- He told her: 'You will always be the girl that got raped - no-one will like you
- Miah, from Newcastle, jailed for 12 years last May after three rape charges
- Miss Bilclough, however, is planning to go to college and become a singer
- She said: 'He's the one whose life is over - I am getting on with my life'
- Miss Bilclough, who is now 17, dreams of going on X Factor next year
A schoolgirl who was repeatedly raped in a 90-minute ordeal overheard by her mother has bravely waived her right to anonymity to speak out against her attacker.
Paige Bilclough was 15 when she was attacked at knifepoint by Abdul Miah, then 19, on a piece of wasteland in Newcastle.
As he assaulted her, he told her: 'You will always be the girl that got raped and no-one will like you.'
But today the 17-year-old from Newcastle's West End said: 'He's the one that should be ashamed - he has lost everything and is behind bars while I want to be a singer and am getting on with my life.
Paige Bilclough, 17, was just 15 when she was raped three times at knifepoint by Abdul Miah, then 19, right
Miss Bilclough, who has chosen to waive her right to anonymity, was raped three times on wasteland, above
Miss Bilclough was walking from a youth club to her aunt's house in the city's Rye Hill in December 2012 when Miah walked up to her, put a knife to her throat, and marched her down a dark alleyway to a secluded piece of wasteland.
He then stuck his knife in a tree, ordered her to strip, and kept her there for an hour and a half, raping her three times.
'He just told me to take my clothes off,' she said. 'I was frozen and scared but I tried to do everything he said just so he wouldn't stab me.
'When you are in that situation you just focus on surviving. Before it happened to me I thought I would have fought back, but you just do what you have to do to survive.'
The attack was overheard by her mother who, worried about her daughter not coming back, had called her mobile. When the phone was answered, she heard a man's mumbles instead of her daughter's voice.
After the attack, during which Miah tried to degrade Miss Bilclough by telling her her life was ruined, he ordered her to dress and told her to empty her bag before grabbing cash and her phone and fleeing.
Dreams: The teenager, from Newcastle's West End, says it is Miah, who dragged her off this street in the city, right, who should be ashamed, saying his life is ruined while hers is just beginning
Sobbing, she fled to her aunt's house and reported the attack to police. Detectives found CCTV images of him in a hooded top walking along the street and his knife was recovered from the scene.
Miah, of Elswick, was arrested five days later after police matched his DNA to a saliva sample taken when he was arrested in 2008 for taking a knife to his school Excelsior Academy.
He admitted three counts of rape, robbery, and having a knife, and was jailed for 12 years in May last year.
Miss Bilclough had wanted to face her rapist in court but her mother thought it would be too traumatic.
She said: 'I did want to go to court as I thought seeing him might have been a bit of closure for me.
'At the time it happened I didn't see his face, but after he was jailed I looked at the picture of him on the Newcastle Chronicle website and he just looked like a little kid.'
Convicted rapist Miah was sentenced to 12 years in jail at Newcastle's Law Courts, above, in May last year
She said: 'He's got what he deserved - he's behind bars now, and that's the life he's going to live from now on.
'I'm getting on with my life, but he's lost everything.
'I'm not ashamed of what happened to me - he's the one that should be ashamed.'
Miss Bilclough is now working to put the attack behind her, saying: 'I do still think about it but there's no point in going over and over it.'
And she says surviving it has given her a new strength.
'It's really given me a new determination to keep going - it's like I have a new light in my life because I have been given a second chance.
'I could have died that night, and now I don't take anything for granted.'
The teenager now intends to train as a singer and vocal coach in the hope of becoming a professional singer.
She said: 'I was going to try out for X Factor this year but I chickened out at the last minute.
'But I really want to do it next year.
'It's been hard to get my confidence up but I I'm going to work at it.'