Amy Barlow struggles to cope after rape horror in Coronation Street

STEVE McDonald grows increasingly concerned for his daughter Amy Barlow.

The Coronation Street teen’s behaviour is setting off alarm bells as she struggles to recover from her rape.

ITVAmy Barlow realises she was raped next week[/caption]

ITVBut Aaron tries to convince her she consented to having sex with him[/caption]

ITVShe struggles to cope[/caption]

Amy (portrayed by Elle Mulvaney) is having troubled sleep and, in scenes due to air next week on ITV, even misses one of her lectures.

For her father Steve (Simon Gregson), this is clearly out of character and he begins to worry about his daughter.

The nineteen-year-old is unable to come up with an excuse and agrees to meet her friend Summer Spellman (Harriet Bibby) for a drink following their fall out.

But when she realises Summer has brought her boyfriend Aaron Sandford (James Craven) alongside another friend, Amy makes an excuse and leaves.

Unbeknownst to everyone, Amy and Aaron have had a steamy encounter – which ended in the lad raping the young woman.

Next week, Amy will be waking up hungover and with no recollection of how she got into bed as an equally hungover Aaron will be feeling wretched in the garage.

The youngsters are set to meet at Speed Daal for lunch, prompting Aaron to admit to Amy he’s struggling too with the thought that things between them went too far and they should have never slept together.

Amy will be shocked by the enormity of Aaron’s revelation as it’ll be a clear admission that he raped her as she hadn’t been unable to consent to any sexual activity while drunk and unconscious.

Her flatmate, on the other hand, is more focused on his relationship with Summer which had been left in shambles before he raped Amy due to him making contact with his former girlfriend.

Having made up with Summer, Aaron begs Amy to forget about their drunken sex and Amy asserts rightly that she was far too drunk to even consent.

Aaron goes above and beyond to convince her she had consented to having sex with him but Amy knows he’s lying.

Sadly, Amy remains silent as many other sexual assault survivors often do.

But when Summer reveals that she’s hoping to go to Manchester University to be near Aaron, Amy bristles and recommends that she look further afield, leaving her friend bemused.


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Meanwhile, Aaron makes out that he was as drunk as she was and begs Amy not to tell Summer that they slept together.

How will Amy survive her rape?

Could she turn to her parents?

Will she keep Aaron’s actions a secret?

Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.

ITVAmy tries to avoid Aaron[/caption]

ITVBut the lad manages to fix his relationship with Summer Spellman[/caption]