Some Encouragement for Victims to Report Rape and Sexual Abuse

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is very pleased with Judge Alice Doyle’s landmark judgement today in the very sad case of Jane Roberts’ death. Her judgement acknowledges one of the most serious consequences of sexual abuse for the victim.

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive, DRCC said “”Nothing will compensate Jane Roberts’ family for her loss but we hope that Judge Alice Doyle’s judgement today will allow them to feel that they have received some justice in the acknowledgement that the consequence of her dying was due to the fact that she had been sexually abused. We are very concerned by the low levels of reporting fo this heinous crime and we would hope that this judgement will encourage more people to come forward and report and not suffer as Jane Roberts and her family have suffered.”

For further information please contact:
Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO – 01 661 4911 / 086 809 9618

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