The victim may choose not to report their rapist for a variety of reasons.
- Fear of not being believed
- Afraid of retaliation
- Shame or fear of being blamed
- Distrust of authorities
- Personal desire to protect the rapist because they might be damaged by being exposed.
Dr. Manges has been a forensic psychologist for 40+ years and has testified in cases where the victim of a non-consensual sexual attack has been harmed emotionally and vocationally. If you have an attorney and would be helped by Dr. Manges evaluating your case, please have the attorney contact Dr. Manges at Drmanges.com or email Doctor Manges at email@example.com.
The above information should not be considered legal advice. Resources used with the collection of the above information include The Department of Justice, the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.