Jersey Police campaign encourages reporting of abuse online

People in Jersey who have suffered sexual abuse can report it anonymously, online, for the first time.

The States of Jersey Police have launched a new website as part of their campaign called Ask, Listen, Respect.

Ch Insp Alison Fossey said the methodology of future investigations would be likely to change as a result of the new initiative.

"The emphasis, with this new operation, is on building the case around the suspect," she said.

This focus was, she said, borne out of the work of Operation Yewtree, a Scotland Yard inquiry established in the wake of the Savile scandal.

The website aims to raise awareness of sexual violence as well as listing groups that can help victims.

Officers say the campaign will reinforce the message to islanders that sex without consent is rape.

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