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The girl was aged between seven and nine when Hitchen had sexual intercourse with her on 12 occasions and committed acts of indecency a further 36 times. In some council areas, police are more than twice as likely to reject a sexual assault report as nationally.
That's their job. Withdrawn complaints are considered "cleared" in every state and territory except SA. Victoria Police had "made great effort" to encourage reporting, even if complainants were not willing to go to court, did not believe the complaint could be proven or could not identify the offender, the spokesperson said.
Police justify this by saying survivors will have to withstand tougher interrogation if they get to court, Davies says. He simply directed the driver to his place and took Lauren inside. This is slightly higher than the state average. But I don't think it was looked at that way.
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He tried to shut down his computer but was stopped by detectives, who instructed him not to touch anything. Read more Hers is among an escalating number of reported sexual assaults that never make it past the police, an ABC News data investigation has found.
In Victoria, complaints withdrawn soared to one in four in That's where I was raped. The rejected or "unfounded" rate varies dramatically by jurisdiction and council area, with Queensland Police rejecting 20 per cent of sexual assault reports and Tasmania rejecting 5 per cent over the year period.