It's very common for rape victims to wait days, weeks, or even months before telling anyone.
The rapist's sense of their power over the victim is often so exaggerated they can't imagine the victim being capable of seizing the initiative, going to police, and then weaving a plot to trap him.
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In almost a quarter of the cases, records show, police never assigned an investigator.
And while it's true that rape often lacks the usual kind of physical evidence available in other violent crimes, what officials neglect to mention is that rape also has many investigatory advantages which other crimes lack.
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In addition, acquaintance rapes generally require the highest level of skills and sensitivity, both from law enforcement and from advocates.
Finally, Johnson called the sex crimes unit, where she was directed to Lt.
Some victims drop out because they fear their attacker.