The Sexual Offences Amendment Act (SOAA), Act 32 of 2009, protects any person who has experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual grooming, incest, child pornography or prostitution.
How do I report a sexual offence?
Go to your nearest police station or Thuthuzela Care Centre. A Thuthuzela Care Centre is a one-stop facility that offers assistance for victims of sexual offences.
The police will record everything you tell them in the form of a statement. Do not forget to get a case number from the police officer.
When reporting to the police, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination.
For more information on services offered, refer to www.justice.gov.za.
Source: Justice Today Magazine, August 2017.