NO MEANS NO - Derbyshire Police

Understanding Rape and the
Operation Diamond
Is a specialist team of Detectives who are
dedicated to dealing with sexual and
violent offences, helping to bring the
strongest possible case to court.
Reporting Rape
Victims of rape can report in the following ways
In person at the local Police Station
By phone either 999 or 101 the non emergency number
Through SV2 a charity organisation which supports
victims of sexual offences and raises awareness of this
type of crime
Once an offence is reported a specially trained SOLO
(sexual offences liaison officer) will be appointed to
support the victim and obtain their evidence. This will be
undertaken at a specialist sexual assault referral centre
away from the main Police station and a medical
examination may be conducted.
The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (the Act) came into force
on the 1 May 2004. It repealed almost all of the existing
statute law in relation to sexual offences. The purpose of
the Act is to strengthen and modernise the law on sexual
offences, whilst improving preventative measures and
the protection of individuals from sexual offenders.
Under section 1(1) SOA 2003 a defendant, A, is guilty of rape if:
_ A intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of B (the
complainant) with his penis;
_ B does not consent to the penetration; and,
_ A does not reasonably believe that B consents.
What is Rape?
Do you have to say No?
How old can you be?
Does it only happen to females?
What if I'm drunk?
Can only strangers rape somebody?
Does it have to be by force?
Is it clear and easy to understand?
The following scenarios on the handout
depict issues of consent. Review each
situation in groups of 3 or 4 and decide
whether the people in each scenario
consented or not.
Rape, booze and drugs….
From September 2011-12 there were 67
rape crimes recorded in the Derby area…
…of these
9% were no crimed
15% were detected
27% are still under investigation
49% were filed with insufficient evidence
Rape, booze and drugs….
Of the 67 reports alcohol and drugs were
mentioned in 53 which is approximately 79%
57% both the offender and victim were under the
9% only the offender was intoxicated
13% only the victim was under the influence
21% neither party were under the influence
Be drink aware, know your limits
Plan and make sure someone knows who you
are and where you’re going
Avoid travelling alone
Book your taxi in advance use a reputable firm
Always carry a charged mobile phone
Don’t be afraid to say NO
Contact details
Derbyshire Police 999 or 101
Operation Diamond 01332/613243
Rape Crisis 01332/372545
Victim support 0845 3030900
Domestic violence helpline 0808 2000247
Case Studies
One Saturday evening, Sarah and her flatmate Hannah set off for a night
out in Nottingham. Sarah meets up with her boyfriend Jack and together the
three of them have a great night out in various bars and clubs. All of them
get pretty hammered and Hannah starts flirting with Jack. Fed up, Sarah
bursts into tears and leaves the club, ending up on the pavement. A car
draws up and the driver asks, “Do you want a taxi, love?”
Sarah is driven home, but when she gets home she finds she is a bit short
for the fare, but the driver says he will take what she has and helps her up
the path to her front door. On the doorstep she trips and they end up fooling
around. Sarah pulls the driver in through the door and they end up in bed
together and have sex.
After the driver leaves, Hannah arrives home to find Sarah in tears saying
she has been raped. Shocked, Hannah calls the police who arrive and take
Sarah to the SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre). Sarah talks the female
police officers there but refuses to have a medical examination. Frightened
of the mess she is in, Sarah asks to go home. The next day she calls the
police to say that she wasn’t raped and that the sex had been consensual.
She says that once the police arrived she felt she had to go along with
things and it all got a bit out of hand.

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