Claim for date rape

Claim for date rape. An increasing number of rapes and sexual assaults take place when the victim is rendered defenceless. This is usually through drug spiked drinks. This is illegal and 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).

The drugs are administered in either liquid or pill form. They 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.

Claim for date rape

In the past, DFSA has largely been ignored. Victims have been accused of claiming to have been drugged as an excuse for their own excessive drinking. The conviction of John Worboys, 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 drug or drink spiked rape or sexual assault 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. 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.

We have the knowledge, expertise and experience to gather the required evidence to overcome such issues and claim the award you deserve.

It is worth noting that even if the victim drugged state is self-induced it is still an offence to engage in sexual activity without express consent.

Start your claim today

If you have been the victim of date rape contact us now. We can help:

  • call Mike Massen on 0113 224 7804. We will listen in complete confidence and give you the best advice regarding the chances of success.. 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 info@cica-criminal-injury.co.uk 
  • pop your details in the contact box on the top right of this page. 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 the cost of bringing your claim.

Here to help when you need us most.

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