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'Coronation Street' rape plot aftermath revealed

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Coronation Street's Carla Connor will visit a sexual assault crisis centre immediately after being raped by Frank Foster, a report has revealed.

The traumatised businesswoman, played by Alison King, will be encouraged to undergo testing for HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases as she seeks support following the vicious attack, according to the Daily Star.

Carla is reportedly told by a female doctor: "I know this is very difficult for you right now, Mrs Connor, but we have to talk about tests for HIV and hepatitis. We can also offer you emergency contraception."

A Coronation Street source told the newspaper: "We've been meticulous in mirroring the exact conditions faced by real rape victims. We sought detailed advice from police and rape crisis workers."

Frank's brutal assault is believed to occur on the eve of his wedding to Carla, when she calls off the ceremony and confesses that she does not love him.

Other reports have suggested that Carla makes a suicide attempt in the days following her ordeal, before being rushed to hospital when Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) discovers what she has done.

Carla's dark new Coronation Street storyline is expected to begin next month.

> Coronation Street producer Phil Collinson discusses Carla's story and more in his recent interview with Digital Spy
> Read more Coronation Street spoilers and news

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