Police back new campaign to prevent rape
Published 23 Oct 2012 11:00 3 Comments
A FIFE police-led campaign is asking young men to consider their own behaviour and their role in preventing rape.
The force is working with other partners on the 'We Can Stop It' campaign to change attitudes towards rape and sexual assault.
The law changed in 2009, meaning that crimes which hadn't previously been focused on, such as : sex when a victim is asleep or unconscious; sex without consent i.e when someone is too drunk; and male rape are now all included within The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.
Sheila Noble, co-ordinator of the Fife Domestic and Sexual Abuse Partnership, said, "This is a really positive campaign aimed at young men to highlight the change in legislation and their responsibilities.
"It is an individual's responsibility to make sure they act within the law - no mater what the circumstances, sex without consent is rape!"
DCI Alan Findlay said, "We treat all incidents of sexual assault and rape as a priority but education on this change in law is critical.
"We have been working with partners and colleges to promote the changes as well as using social media to get the message out to young men."
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 23 Oct 12
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