Six out of 10 rape victims don't report rape.
The vast majority of rapists never sped a single night in jail.
Scott Berkowitz, president of RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) spoke before the Senate Judiciary Committee about how to fix a system that stigmatizes and re-traumatizes victims, yet rarely holds offenders accountable. Without consequences sexual predators are commit more assaults.
Berkowitz pointed to just how ineffective our court system is at responding to rape, "In America today, rape is a crime without consequences--except for the victim."
Today I read a news article that highlighted a baffling example of unexpected consequences for a statutory rape victim. Almost a decade after the sexual violation, the rape has insinuated itself into his life again... and drained his bank account.