Coronation Street’s Bethany’s Platt breaks down as Nathan Curtis and the sex gang are found guilty of rape

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BETHANY Platt’s grooming and gang rape ordeal is finally at an end after Nathan Curtis was found guilty in Coronation Street.

The schoolgirl – who is played by actress Lucy Fallon in the ITV soap – sobbed as she watched her abusers be found guilty of their vile crimes.

 Bethany Platt broke down as she realised her ordeal was finally over

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Bethany Platt broke down as she realised her ordeal was finally over
 The schoolgirl was supported through the trial by her mum Sarah Louise

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The schoolgirl was supported through the trial by her mum Sarah Louise

The word “guilty” rang out in court repeatedly as Nathan was found guilty of rape and conspiracy to commit rape, as was policeman Neil and the other two perverts who gang raped Bethany after paying Nathan.

Bethany sat motionless and silent staring down Nathan as he discovered his fate.

Walking out of court with her mum Sarah, Bethany broke down in tears of relief after the verdict was revealed.

Earlier in the episode Nathan tried to manipulate the jury by claiming Bethany had caused the entire thing due to her tragic home life.

 Nathan realised his manipulations hadn't worked and was devastated

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Nathan realised his manipulations hadn’t worked and was devastated
 The vile gang will be go down for a long time

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The vile gang will be go down for a long time
 Nathan tried to intimidate Bethany and Sarah

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Nathan tried to intimidate Bethany and Sarah
 The evil rapist won't be free for a long time

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The evil rapist won’t be free for a long time

“I was trying to rescue Bethany,” he said.

“When you’re in love as much as I was common sense goes out of the window.”

But Nathan’s manipulations came to an end when the prosecution’s barrister confronted him about the payments the other defendants had made to Nathan, with banknotes traced back to him.

Fortunately the jury saw through this after listening to Bethany’s own emotional testimony.

 Bethany stared Nathan down as he was was found guilty

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Bethany stared Nathan down as he was was found guilty
Coronation Street’s Bethany Platt bravely faces down rapist Nathan Curtis in court
 A single tear fell down Beth's face as she got justice for her ordeal

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A single tear fell down Beth’s face as she got justice for her ordeal

Bravely refusing to give evidence behind a screen so she could stare her rapists in the eyes, Bethany relived the horror they put her through after Mel delivered her to court in Monday night’s episodes.

Taking on the three barristers for Nathan, Neil and Ian, Bethany stood against them and told the truth.

Reliving the horror of when Neil first raped her she said: “I kept thinking there’s no way Nathan’s going to let this happen – any minute he’s going to burst through the door and make it stop. But he never did, he just left me there.”

“Nathan went mad and dragged me outside,” she said of when he assaulted her adding: “He burned my arm with a cigarette.”

 Bethany faced him down and told the truth about the grooming and the rapes

Bethany faced him down and told the truth about the grooming and the rapes
Coronation Street’s Mel Maguire takes Bethany Platt to court after Nathan’s victim Lara kills herself
 She struggled when the defence barristers claimed it was consensual

She struggled when the defence barristers claimed it was consensual

“Nathan kept telling me it turned him on seeing me with other men. I thought there was going to only be one man in there but there wasn’t – there were three of them.

“I tried to tell them that there was a mistake and I’d gone in the wrong room but they didn’t listen and Mel just shut the door.”

“I couldn’t, Neil was a policeman. He told me if I said anything then he’d do something bad to my family – he’d been in my house.”

She added: “They thought they could do whatever they wanted to us, that we would be too scared to do anything but they were wrong.

“Now I know exactly what they are – pathetic sick cowards and I’m not frightened of them anymore.”

Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon reveals what’s next for Bethany Platt

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