Police lend support to rape prevention campaign
FIFE Police have joined the Scotland-wide campaign aimed to change attitudes towards rape and sexual assaults.
The drive uses a strong "We can stop it" message which features thought-provoking statements from young men aged 18 to 27 acting as positive role models. It asks young men to consider their own behaviour and the role that they play in preventing rape.
A change in legislation in 2009 created a range of new offences relating to sex without consent when a victim is asleep or unconscious, sex without consent through inebriation and male rape.
DCI Alan Findlay said, "Reducing incidents of rape and sexual assault is a force priority, but education plays a huge part in this.
"We are distributing posters and engaging with pubs, clubs and colleagues to raise awareness in the change in law."
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 28 Sep 12