A Victorian magistrate has been counselled after suggesting a rape victim had experienced "buyer's remorse". The target of magistrate Richard Pithouse's comments says they were "devastating" and "horrible" to hear. She does not think he should keep his job. Mr Pithouse has "acknowledged the shortcomings of his approach" after undergoing counselling following an investigation by the Victoria's Judicial Commission. He was found to have "infringed the standards generally expected of a judicial officer" while overseeing a compensation case relating to a rape at the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal. He suggested the victim had experienced "buyer's remorse" after being told she called a sexual assault crisis line the morning after the incident.
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How to Support a Rape Victim – For Men and Women | HealthyPlace
It's incredibly painful to watch a person you love go through a trauma like rape and you might not know how to support a rape victim. Supporting a rape victim can be challenging but it is worth it to know that you are helping someone who has gone through something so unthinkable. Gender is not relevant here but support is. The gender "she" is used in this article for the victim, however, this is not always the case. There are many things you can do to support a rape victim.
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Alijah Hasan Douglas, 27, of Bond St. Sharon police were dispatched Sept. The victim said she may have been raped the night before, police said. The victim was at a party in Farrell and had too much to drink, police said. She told police she was sleeping in the front passenger seat of her friend's car around 11 p.
The anniversary of my sexual assault is just a few days away. But every once in a while, when something triggers a memory, I press on it to see if it still hurts. It does. In those early days as a survivor, when everything was so raw, I filtered my own feelings through those of my loved ones, magnifying their confusion and horror and adopting them as my own.