My sexual assault case was dropped when I refused to give police my phone | Anonymous | Opinion | The Guardian


A few years ago I was violently sexually assaulted by a “friend” on a night out. It was a sustained and sadistic attack that in no way began with consent. I made the incredibly difficult decision to report it to the police because I needed to take power back. I wanted to look him in the eyes in court and watch him feel a fraction of the helplessness and humiliation that I felt that night. I wanted to tell him I had the power now, with the full weight of the law behind me. Unfortunately it didn’t work out as I expected.

 

Source: My sexual assault case was dropped when I refused to give police my phone | Anonymous | Opinion | The Guardian

3 thoughts on “My sexual assault case was dropped when I refused to give police my phone | Anonymous | Opinion | The Guardian

  1. Why do you have to release your mobile phone in a case of rape and sexual assault for what can be gained.

    It could provide evidence about your character, but what does this prove?

    You can consent to actions, but you still have a right to change this consent at any time during the sexual actions.

    So what will your phone prove unless it has been recording all through the sexual action, but then this would not be a reason, should you not wish to give your phone to the authorities for the case to be withdrawn.

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