Sexual Assault Victims have a Low Probability that they will actually report the Crime .
This was revealed by Tim Picard of the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service Unit yesterday.
Picard is part of a Team that is currently conducting Training with 20 Police Officer on Advanced Sexual Assault Investigations Training held this week in Suva
NCIS Acting Assistant Special Agent-Carl Tamura says:
“Sexual assault crimes go under-reported and perpetrators continue undetected in Fiji and throughout the world, the goal of the NCIS program is to help strengthen the capacity of the Fiji Police law Enforcement to provide accurate and compassionate responses to victims of sexual assault while simultaneously holding offenders accountable”
Police Commissioner- Brigadier General-Sitiveni Qiliho says:
“Within the 48 hour detainment period, understanding the psyche of a sex crime suspect can be quite difficult – especially if one is related to the victim. The pertinent question on everyone’s mind and what we need to understand better, is what drives or possess an individual to lust after their own flesh and blood?”
The Training is Funded by NCIS and supported by the US Embassy Suva.