What should you do if you happen to be rape or other sex crimes? The Great Crime Investigator, Peter Springare, lists five important things to consider in order for the judiciary to prosecute a sex offense. Springers have long experience in finding out complex and difficult crimes, especially where sex offenders are offenders.
Via: Katerina Janouch
Due to the hash tag #metoo, News has today talked to Peter Springare, investigator of serious crime in the Örebro police. Springers have many years of experience in sexual offenses and were, for example, interrogators in the investigation of the famous serialist Niklas Eliasson, also known as the “Örebromannen”.
Sex crimes have been reportedly in the past month, partly because it is noticed that the police are not investigating all rape reports that come in and cases are being put to high, but of course, because several men in the media industry have been accused of abuse.
First and foremost, what do you think about #metoo?
“It is good to get an idea of how widespread the problem is and how women feel. Now there’s a bigger picture, not just people being harassed at festivals or when they followed someone from home. Women testify to all possible contexts and, not least, sexual harassment in working life. The risk is that some debt will be unnecessarily unnecessary. One such campaign may cause people to be forced to think and think, am I one of them, am I a sex offender? It can create anxiety with some.
More women say they are subjected to some type of sexual offense. It shows a partial report of the National Security Survey (NTU), published by the Crime Prevention Council (BRÅ) in November 2016. In 2016, 20 300 sexual offenses were reported, 6,720 of which were classified as rape. In the National Security Survey, 1.7 percent state that they are exposed to sexual offenses in 2015.
If you have now been subjected to a sexual offense. What should you think of then?
Here, Peter Springare lists five important points that may be important for the perpetrator to be fired.
1: Time aspect
Sign up as soon as possible! In general, from a police point of view, do not wait to contact the police. Many await weeks, months, even years. But the best thing is to report as soon as possible. Then you will be taken care of directly within the police and get help examined, you are served the opportunity to get to a women’s clinic or gynecologist and you get support.
When examined, a special kit and manual is available at the medical examination, which is relevant and attached to the police investigation. One examines the entire body, not just the abdomen. You are looking for fluids and traces and investigating possible injuries, streak marks, tear marks, sores and bruises. Not only the abdomen, but the entire outer body is completely scanned. From the toes up to the scalp. What a survey like this shows can be the reason why you can pick up an attacker very soon, maybe even after a few hours.
2: The body
In order to preserve as much evidence as possible, do not wash after an abuse. The ability to find DNA on the body is so refined now that you can trace as volatile contact as touch, kiss or someone slim on the skin.
3: The clothes
Secure your clothes if you wait to make a notification. DNA, sperm, blood or other body fluids may remain on the clothes that are important evidence. Save panties, dress and socks.
What is worth pointing out here: Do not put clothes in a plastic bag! Plastics do not let go through air and keep clothes worse, especially when it comes to body fluids like blood and sperm. These can murmur. It is therefore best to put the accessories in a paper bag, where the tracks are the best. For example, outerwear can also be tracked, so it’s good to be able to show where the clothes the perpetrator took, for example on a jacket. There the police can search for DNA.
In the digital world we now live in, there are many tracks left after a contact. Not rarely, you know who the perpetrator is. The sexual offense may have been preceded by contact via the network, such as SMS, Facebook, Instagram and the social media available. The contact may have taken place before and after. It is not uncommon for an offender to contact afterwards.
Then it may turn out that in such a conversation, the perpetrator may have allowed something. He may have regretted, admits that he understood that she did not want to. Some crime victims erase contacts as some kind of reaction, but they should not be done. Take screenshots, save conversation. It can often be very valuable. When someone denies it, you may see what they were talking about where he himself acknowledged. Document contacts in social media.
5: Proof of support
It is also important to tell you what happened to a friend, parent, relative or someone else who trusts and who can then testify about this. If you are hesitant to make a notification, if it is a few days since the event, it is good to have a supporting evidence. When you report, these people can be heard what this plaintiff said. So it’s always good to have told a third party. Then you do not only end up in a word-to-word situation, but there are also those testimonies to go on.