Date Rape and Drug Rape

An increasing number of rapes and sexual assaults take place when the victim is rendered defenseless because of drugs, mainly through spiked drinks. This is illegal and still counts as an offence of rape or sexual assault. Any consent to a sexual act can be negated by the drugged state of the victim. Therefore the offence of rape takes place even if the victim cannot recall the attack upon them.

This form of attack is known as date rape or drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA).

emma_quoteThe drugs used come in either liquid or pill form and are usually tasteless, odourless and clear when added to a drink so cannot be detected until they take effect.

To avoid being a victim of DFSA never leave your drink unattended or accept a drink from a stranger.

In the past DFSA has largely been ignored and dismissed as an excuse for excessive drinking. However the recent conviction of the London cab driver who drugged and sexually assaulted a large number of women has helped to raise public awareness of this crime.

If you have been the victim of a rape or sexual assault and believe that it may have taken place after your drink had been spiked, then you may be entitled to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). We have the knowledge, expertise and experience to help you claim the award to which you are entitled.

The Police can be slow to accept the possibility of DFSA and, for this reason, a lot of applications to the CICA are refused on the grounds that there is lack of evidence a criminal act occurred; this basically means the police are not convinced the applicant did not agree to have sex.

If you think you have been the victim of date rape please contact us now to see how we can help:

  • call Mike Massen on 0113 224 7804. We will listen in complete confidence and give you the best advice on the strength of your claim and how much you may be entitled to. We will answer all your questions so that you can decide if you want to proceed with your application to the CICA. If you do, we are here for you and can help.
  • email your contact details with as much information as you want to give us, and we will call or email you; just let us know what works best for you. Email us at rasa@cohencramer.co.uk
  • pop your details in the contact box on the top right of this page and we will get back to you for a free, confidential chat to see how we can help you.

Your claim can be dealt with on a No Win-No Fee basis so you don’t have to worry about our fees for bringing your claim.

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