The woman who refused to marry her rapist

Franca Viola: The Woman Who Defied Italian Tradition by Refusing to Marry Her Rapist Born January 7th, 1947, Franca Viola was a beautiful seventeen year old who grew up in the small Sicilian town of Alcamo, Sicily with her farming family. She dated Filippo Melodia, a young man with Mafia connections, for several months in…