Myths surrounding rape

As part of its continued focus on perception of rape the States of Jersey Police are on a mission to bust the myths surrounding the subject.

The Force is aiming to challenge common myths around the topic of rape and sexual violence and replacing it with what the real picture is.

Via the new States of Jersey Police website, social media and with the help of the mainstream media, islanders will be given details of myths and the truth.

Chief Inspector Alison Fossey, who is leading the campaign, said: "Our message is clear, sex without consent is rape. But despite all this work there are still some age-old taboos still in people’s minds and we will be continuing the work to challenge them and get people talking about a subject which, in the past, has been difficult."

"This can only serve to help the victims who find themselves in a situation where they do not know where to turn or what to do. By discussing it as a community we can help those people to know that this is not their fault."