Crown Prosecution Service Makes Ground Breaking Statement Supporting Male Victims Of Abuse

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In its first ever public statement on the subject, The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has vowed to support male victims of sexual and domestic abuse. The statement was published this week on the CPS’s website:

“The Crown Prosecution Service has published its first ever public statement recognising the needs and experiences of male victims of offences including rape, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and child sexual abuse.

Many male victims of these crimes never come forward to report them to the police. This can be for a variety of reasons, including fear that their masculinity may appear to be diminished if they report domestic abuse or that homophobic assumptions will be made around their sexuality if they are raped by a man.

The CPS has always been committed to securing justice for all victims, both male and female, and applies policies fairly and equally. It has worked with groups which…

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