— Most rapes are committed by strangers
— Most rapists are known to the victim: a partner or former partner, friend, colleague, acquaintance or professional
Can both of these be myths which judges need to disabuse juries of?
One or the other could be a myth, but both?
— Stranger rape is more traumatic than rape by a known person
— Sexual assault is a traumatic experience whoever the perpetrator and sometimes more traumatic if a breach of trust is involved
Similarly, isn\’t this rather all things to all men? Stranger rape is more traumatic than non stranger rape except when it isn\’t?
Is it the journo or the guidelines themselves which are confused here?