Investigate my rape case.
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I am a survivor of sexual violence, fighting for justice.
In January 2014 I found the courage to go to the police, but a week after I’d given my statement, the Thames Valley Police told me they were dropping my case without even interviewing the perpetrator.
Why? Because I was in a relationship with my attacker at the time, and I panicked and went into shock rather than fighting back, they said a jury would not believe that I hadn't consented.
The Thames Valley Police’s own website promises to investigate all reports of domestic violence. So why aren’t they?
This is particularly scary since the Home Office Statistics show that 56% of rapes are by a current partner, and freezing in response to rape is extremely common, involuntary and devastating (Marx, Forsyth & Lexington, 2005).
Join me. Sign the petition. Share my story, and tell me yours. Tell the police to keep their promise to survivors, and investigate my case.
So many cases are silenced, but not this time.
Rape is a crime, and justice is our right.
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