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Reluctant complainers in cases of rape and serious sexual offending policy

Prosecution policy explaining how prosecutors will respond to reluctant complainers in cases involving rape or other serious sexual offending.

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This document details the approach that prosecutors will take in cases involving rape or other serious sexual offending in which the complainer does not wish the prosecution to proceed. A range of factors, including the attitude and views of the complainer, will be taken into account by prosecutors when making decisions in these circumstances.