Do Westminster workers really not know sexual assault is a crime?

There is a dark cloud hanging over Parliament – the shadow of the Tory Sleaze scandal [Image: Andy Rain/EPA].

This story concerns me.

Sexual assault is a crime, and victims are always kept anonymous. This person describes a situation in which a man slid his hand down the victim’s backside and between his legs. That is clearly sexual assault.

So why didn’t he report it direct to the police?

I find it amazing that he didn’t understand his rights.

If anyone else has been in the same situation, then now is the time to rectify the mistake.

Get down to a police station and make a statement. You may find that you won’t be the only one!

A former parliamentary intern has said he was sexually assaulted outside a Westminster bar, but was told he could not complain and keep his anonymity.

James Greenhalgh, who didn’t know the MP, has told the BBC he “felt violated”.

When he tried to report the assault some time later, the MP’s party said it could not proceed with the complaint unless Mr Greenhalgh waived his anonymity.

Source: Commons intern says he was sexually assaulted by MP

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4 thoughts on “Do Westminster workers really not know sexual assault is a crime?

  1. nick

    my daughter suffers from shout abuse virtually every day around Westminster but in general all over central London
    she deals with it by ignoring it as its so time consuming in getting worked up about it

  2. Kate McNally

    Some rich and/or powerful men have always thought it is ok to sexually harrass women and men in a weaker position. This was never acceptable to those being harassed but was laughed off by the harrassers and their cronies. Now they are being called out for it. Good. Some of us were always strong enough to call them out. Others need support i.e. they need to know they won’t be kicked off the career ladder.

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