|The law and
getting legal support can be an emotional
nightmare for victims of childhood abuse and rape.
But things are getting much better nowadays and changes to the Sexual
Act 1956, as amended by the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994,
Sexual Offences Act 2000, make it an offence to rape a woman or another
This simply means that the rape or sexual assault of a man is illegal,
attacker can be brought to court and the victim can get justice. It has
been the case that abuse (whether sexual, emotional or physical) of
an adult is a criminal offence for which an abuser may be prosecuted.
Whether you would consider bringing a case against an attacker depends
factors, not least of which is the emotional strength you will need to
back your ordeal in a court. This could be emotionally overpowering.
Whilst MPower is here to support you emotionally, you must be sure that
have a case that is likely to succeed. Are you sure you know what you
bringing a case? Is it justice, recognition, compensation or what? In
event, professional legal advice is crucial and MPower is not able to
that. We recommend that you visit the Legal Expert website which contains
useful information on the ins and outs of bringing a case against your
You can click on the link below to visit the Legal Expert website. It will open in
Although MPower is not
qualified to discuss legal matters
with you, you can talk through your feelings with us. If you would like
talk, please call us. Your call will be welcome. It's confidential and
make you do anything you don't want to.
01603 667 687