I have experienced sexual abuse. What should I do?
If you think you have been the victim of an offence you should seek professional help. Your mental and physical wellbeing should always be your first priority as well as processing the trauma that you have experienced.
You might want to press charges against the perpetrator right away or wait until later. Maybe you don’t want to press charges, that is entirely in your power. The most important thing is that you can continue on with your life.
What happens when I press charges?
You have to decide whether you want to hold your perpetrator responsible. Pursuing your case through the justice system can be tough, but it is the only way to make the perpetrator answer for their crime.
This guide attempts to explain the process that begins when you press charges and what you can expect. It aims to clarify the process regarding offences against individuals 18 years and older.