Aus: Victims of sexual assault in NSW can now report their experience online

Article here. Anonymous sex assault reporting to police: What could possibly go wrong? Excerpt:

'Police are hoping to see an increase in reports of sexual assault following the launch of a new reporting tool that enables victims to record their experiences and provide information to police via an anonymous online portal.

The Sexual Assault Reporting Option, also known as SARO, allows victims to report a sexual assault without any obligation to participate in further lines of inquiry.

While the anonymous option has been in place since 2012, the new online version was unveiled in 12 languages on Friday, making it more accessible to victims.

The new system, accessed through a community portal on the NSW Police website, replaces the old process that required victims to download, print out and complete 14-page document, then email it back to the State Crime Command’s sex crimes squad.'

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