Davis runs criminal justice programs for The Arc, a national advocacy group for the 4. Michelle Gustafson for NPR hide caption. NPR uses rape survivors' first name, unless they prefer their full name be used. We followed media accounts and put together a database of assaults so serious that they garnered rare local and national media attention. She can see the TV screen now.
He had taken her statement two days before, when she was "visibly upset and I observed her to be crying," he reported, as she talked about the assault. And then she tells the story of what happened on the night that turned her life upside down. Now she thinks it's better for her to live here — "Because I feel safe. Some will let you know when they have contacted the suspect, while others will not. The assaults, often repeat assaults, happen in places where they are supposed to be protected and safe, often by a person they have been taught to trust and rely upon. And when McClain told authorities a different story — that it wasn't rape but consensual sex — she thinks police and prosecutors refused to believe her because they thought she was now fearful of losing Pauline's Social Security disability benefits.
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Syzane Arifaj, a former public defender for juveniles, had worked with clients with disabilities. When the investigation substantiates that abuse has taken place If the investigation indicates that a child has been sexually abused, interventions are taken to protect the child from immediate harm. Depending on the time frame between the sexual assault and reporting, you may be asked if you want to attend the hospital for a SART examination. NPR obtained parts of the transcript from the recording, which was attached to the police complaint. But like so many other adults with intellectual disabilities, a history of rape gets in the way.
At a time when more women are speaking up about sexual assault — and naming the men who assault or harass them — Pauline, too, wants her story told. She is slowly adjusting to her new life away from Brooklyn. January 8, AM ET. The CPS may ask the police to make further enquiries or obtain additional evidence. You will be the one going through the process, and therefore your wellbeing and comfort with the process are vital. Click Here to access the online Public Inspection File Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below.