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aGiantmutantcrab33 karma

Hello, Mr. Long.

I can't imagine what you've gone through. I am truly, deeply sorry that you had so much time stolen from you.

My question is; will there be any legal consequences for the individuals who lied, hid evidence and created this kangaroo court that robbed you of 44 years of freedom? Will these people who voluntarily committed criminal activities have their own day in court and face charges?

aGiantmutantcrab8 karma

Hello, OP.

I have two questions;

1- I've heard and read that the number of sexual assaults that are reported to police are a fraction of the actual number of sexual assaults that happen. And of that number of actually reported assaults, only a fraction of those actually have any kind of legal conclusion (restraining order, jail time for the offender, etc). Why do sexual crimes of this nature are such a minuscule percentage in court?

2- what do you do, more specifically, as far as public education concerning sexual assault?

Thank you.

aGiantmutantcrab8 karma

I can only hope that you can / have found some semblance of inner peace. I am powerless before the injustice that was visited upon you; I can only wish for your happiness and health.

May you live a long, fruitful life.

aGiantmutantcrab5 karma

Thank you for your answers. If possible, I would like to add a follow-up question that, I feel, is rather pertinent to the topic at hand.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55332451

https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/news/general/quebec-considers-sexual-assault-courts/275931

Earlier this week, Gilbert Rozon was acquitted of a sexual assault that happened 40 years ago. The victim suggested and was echoed by a few politicians that a separate court for sexual crimes is necessary.

As someone who is professionally involved in the processes concerning sexual assaults, with all of its complexities and nuances, do you think that a seperate, specific court of law dedicated exclusively to crimes of a sexual nature would be beneficial to victims of sexual crimes, or would it be a hindrance?

aGiantmutantcrab2 karma

I measure success by a client's satisfaction with the process, not based on conviction, and I've had client's that were totally fine with the police not pressing charges. It was more about telling their story and being believed.

I had never thought of it that way. I had always assumed that "success" was actually getting a rapist, molestor, sexual assaulter with jail time and heavy restrictions (ankle monitors, sex offender registry, etc.) I guess that if someone can feel satisfied by being able to tell their story, then... Well, it gives me a lot to think about, honestly. I don't feel like justice has been served, though; abusers like Dominique Strauss-Khan, Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski... Individuals who wield influence and money like weapons to do whatever they want, without consicence or hesitation, getting away with abuse for most of their lives... I don't feel like justice has been served, you know?

But maybe that's just me. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions. Thank you for everything you do. Take care and be safe.