Bathing before reporting sexual abuse destroys evidence - Police

Bathing before reporting sexual abuse destroys evidence - Police

- Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Oppong, has advised victims of rape not to bathe before reporting the incident

- According to her, most of the evidence of sexual abuse that would aid the investigation would have been taken away

- She also added that victims should not be in a hurry to wash away the 'dirt'

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The Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Oppong, has advised victims of rape and other forms of sexual abuse not to bathe before reporting the incident

According to her, most of the evidence of sexual abuse that would aid the investigation would have been taken away by the water as well as the soap.

Speaking at a forum, she indicated that many rape culprits had managed to escape the grip of the law because victims failed to provide sufficient evidence that would help the police nail the suspects.

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She said the police needs evidence to investigate rape or defilement

Ms Oppong said rape or defilement victims should not be shy but muster the courage and bring all evidence to the police station to help effective investigations to nail culprits.

She also added that they should not be in a hurry to wash away the 'dirt'

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In other news, amid the recent ‘sex for grades' exposé in West African universities by BBC Africa Eye, several victims of sexual harassment are coming out to share their experiences irrespective of their gender.

The latest is Dr Emmanuel Acheampong, a senior lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Business School.

According to ghanaweb, Dr Acheampong disclosed in an interview that a female student in one of the universities in the country, where he works as a part-time lecturer offered him sex for grades.

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