Sunday, February 13, 2005

Drug-Assisted Rape Up Down Under

Australia's North Shore Times reports that incidents of drink-spiking and drug assisted rape are growing in the region. Says the report:
A recent report, Preventing Drug and Alcohol Assisted Sexual Assault, released by the NSW Attorney General's Department has found that at least one in five cases of sexual assault reported to NSW Health was facilitated by the victim being given drugs and/or alcohol without their knowledge.

The report noted that the majority of drug and alcohol assisted sexual assaults are premeditated.

Perpetrators carefully select victims, location and drugs used.

In the majority of sexual assault cases, the victim is known to the perpetrator.
The report says the most commonly used drug in these attacks is ketamine.

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